Intersecting normal: The line that is normal to the curve at intersects the curve at what other point?
My biggest problem lies in finding the intersection between a single-valued function and a multi-valued function. Finding the intersection between a single valued function and the same is easy enough, so I figured if I could express as a series of single valued functions, then I should be able to find where the normal intersects. At least in theory. With some investigation, I realized I didn't know how to properly express the curve, , as such. I thought that using the quadratic formula might be appropriate for this operation since the curve is a two-valued function specifically, which resulted in the expression: But when I tried finding the pair, it resulted in and which doesn't agree with what I expected from the graph.
I've determined that the normal curve is the function, .
I appreciate any thoughts you have on this.
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