Would anyone know how to begin a problem where a function z(x,y) is given and x(t),y(t),z(t).

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- Apr 28th 2013, 05:06 PMtopsaanormal line point on surface
Would anyone know how to begin a problem where a function z(x,y) is given and x(t),y(t),z(t).

Thanks! - Apr 28th 2013, 07:30 PMjpritch422Re: normal line point on surface
the normal line to the surface is expressed as:

**N****i****j****k**;

**N****i****j****k**from the given line we have the symmetric equations:

which gives us:

**i****j****k** - Apr 28th 2013, 08:14 PMtopsaaRe: normal line point on surface
so we would solve for where <y,x,-1> is equal to <-2,5,3>, wouldn't that be never because of k, -1 cannot equal 3

- Apr 28th 2013, 08:55 PMjpritch422Re: normal line point on surface