"Let S denote the elliptical cylinder given by the equation 4y2+ z2=4, and let C be the curve obtained by intersecting S with the plane y=x.
I am not sure how to go about this. I tried solving the equations for each other
y2= 1- z2/4
and then do i do some sort of parameterization of sqrt(1-z2/4) -x=0 or am i supposed to parameterize the cylinder and plane separately? I know the cylinder parameterizes to
but i don't know what to do from here. If anyone could hit me with some tips i would greatly appreciate it
would it simply be <cos (t), cos (t), 2 sin (t)> as x=y and y is equal to cos(t)? is it really this simple?
The next part says:
" Use the parametrization above to compute the unit tangent vector, the principal normal vector, and the binormal vector at each of the two points where C intersects the xy-plane"
I know how to solve for unit tangent vector/ principal normal vector/binormal vector, etc but it says at each of the two points where C intersects the xy plane. Doesn't C intersect it in its entire domain? Should i have parameterized this differently without using sin/cos? or is it just at 0 and 2pi since that is the edge of the domain? i am slightly confused if anyone could please explain to me