Math 222 Current Assignment

Due Friday, February 16

Drawing the curve uses the Maple function spacecurve. Increasing the number of points computed for the picture will make things much smoother; e.g. add the option numpoints=200 to the spacecurve call.

The plots of speed and acceleration length are two dimensional, so should be done by the Maple function plot.

Remember vectors and curves can be represented as lists (closed brackets) in Maple.

To determine the length of a vector, one can use the function dotprod from the linear algebra package. This requires loading the package (with(linalg;) first of course.

The worksheet Curves in Math 222:Lecture 4 illustrates the use of the map function to differentiate each entry of a list. This is needed in determining the velocity and acceleration.

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