You will translate from general to parametric equations of a line, and then from parametric to vector equations of the line.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
These are called parametric equations for a line. These are equations for x and y in terms of the independent variable t, which is called a parameter. Because there are many choices for a vector equation of a line, there are also many different parametric equations for a line.
|Approximate Time||20 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define a vector on the Cartesian coordinate plane, multiply a vector by a scalar, calculate the sum of two vectors, subtract two vectors, find the vector represented by a directed line segment, use function notation, and define independent and dependent variables.|
|Type of Tutorial||Skills Application|
|Key Vocabulary||general equation, parametric equation, translate between forms of a line|