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    Exclamation Arc lenghth of parametric curves

    This is from my Calc 2 lab on Arc length I attached a picture of the parametric curve that we are using. I am not sure how to calculate the corresponding approximations can anyone help me out?
    Question:
    Plot a picture like the one produced by the applet making sure
    you label all relevant points. Calculate the corresponding approximations by hand (showing your
    work).
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    Arc length is

    \int_{a}^{b} \sqrt{\parallel r'(t) \parallel }=\int_{a}^{b} \sqrt{(\frac{dx}{dt})^{2}+(\frac{dy}{dt})^{2}}
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