Orthogonal trajectories are families of curves that intersect at right angles. This must mean that the product of their respective derivatives is -1.
Let's see what you get.
I'm confused as to how to do orthogonal trajectory problems. The current calculus book I have doesn't explain how to do these problems, yet these problems appear in the back of some of the chapters in the book.
Here's an example problem:
Find the value of the number a such that the families of curves and are orthogonal trajectories.
How would I go about doing this?