Chapter 6 – Conic Sections

Topic 6.6
Parametric Equations

Parametric Equations discusses the basic framework for describing a particle in the [latex]xy[/latex]-plane moving through time by defining the horizontal and vertical components separately by the functions [latex]x(t)[/latex] and [latex]y(t)[/latex]. The examples of a line segment and an ellipse are shown in detail.

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