Show that the curve with vector equation is the curve of intersection of the surfaces and . Use this fact to sketch the curve.
Im completely lost here!
and three unknowns x, y and z. So clearly there's gonna be a parameter. Choose the parameter to be real convenient. is an obvious choice (see below *) because when you substitute it into (2) you get:
a nice easy-on-the-eye equation.
Solve (1) and (3) simultaneously for x and y in terms of t:
Substitute (1) into (3):
Expand, simplify and solve for x. . Now solve for y.
The curve is the intersection of the infinite cylinder and the sphere . I leave the visualisation of this to you.
* You should see what solution you get if you choose ......
To get the solution for y, substitute into equation (3) and solve for y!
Then the solution to equations (1) and (2) is . This defines a curve parametrically. It's the curve of intersection of the cylinder and the sphere, as explained above. And as you can see from the given position vector that you're asked to get.