I have the function , is there a way to measure the length of the line between and ?

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- June 2nd 2006, 01:49 AMchanceyLength of a curve?
I have the function , is there a way to measure the length of the line between and ?

- June 2nd 2006, 02:44 AMQuickSpecify
Are you trying to find the distance between the two points or the length of the curved line along the two points?

- June 2nd 2006, 03:12 AMchanceyQuote:

Originally Posted by**Quick**

- June 2nd 2006, 03:15 AMTD!
Yes, that's possible with integration.

The arc length of a function f(x) between x = a and x = b is given by:

In your case (I omitted the calculation), the result is:

- June 2nd 2006, 03:22 AMchanceyQuote:

Originally Posted by**TD!**

Thanks - June 2nd 2006, 03:24 AMTD!
- June 2nd 2006, 03:30 AMchancey
OK thanks, I'll give it a read

- June 2nd 2006, 03:51 AMCaptainBlackQuote:

Originally Posted by**chancey**

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