I have to find the closest point on the curve x2 + y2 = 1 to the point (2,0). Note: the two 2's in the given equation are superscripts so x2 is x squared and y2 is y squared
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Originally Posted by deltaX I have to find the closest point on the curve x2 + y2 = 1 to the point (2,0). Note: the two 2's in the given equation are superscripts so x2 is x squared and y2 is y squared Hi deltax, in this example, it's important that you can recognise as a circle of radius 1, centred at the origin. this circle crosses the x-axis closest to (2,0) at the point (1,0). is the set of all points a distance=1 from the origin.
Originally Posted by deltaX I have to find the closest point on the curve x2 + y2 = 1 to the point (2,0). Come on will you. Look at the graph.
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