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Finding Curves with Computable Arc Length

by John Ferdinands (Calvin College)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 2007

Subject classification(s): Integration | Single Variable Calculus | Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II | 3.0 Calculus

The author describes a method for identifying curves where the arc length is easy to compute by symbolic integration.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Integration: Applications
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