Parametric Equations

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Parametric equations are a set of equations that together express a set of quantities as explicit functions of a number of independent variables, which are known as parameters.

Parametric equations is a high school-level concept that would be first encountered in a pre-calculus course.


Curve: A curve is a continuous map from a one-dimensional space to an n-dimensional space. Loosely speaking, the word "curve" is often used to mean the function graph of a two- or three-dimensional curve.
Plane Curve: A plane curve is a curve that lies in a single plane. A plane curve may be closed or open.

Classroom Articles on Pre-Calculus (Up to High School Level)

  • Asymptote
  • Locus
  • Complex Conjugate
  • Logarithm
  • Complex Number
  • Natural Logarithm
  • Complex Plane
  • Normal Vector
  • Conic Section
  • Parabola
  • Cross Product
  • Plane
  • Determinant
  • Polar Coordinates
  • Domain
  • Range
  • Dot Product
  • Rational Function
  • e
  • Reflection
  • Ellipse
  • Rotation
  • Exponential Function
  • Rotation Matrix
  • Function
  • Scalar
  • Hyperbola
  • Spherical Coordinates
  • i
  • Tangent Line
  • Imaginary Number
  • Translation
  • Inverse Function
  • Vector