Results 1 to 3 of 3

Math Help - Implicit differentiation problem?

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    14

    Implicit differentiation problem?

    Find the lines that are a) tangent and b) normal to the curve at the given point.

    y= 2 sin (pi x-y) (1,0)
    Please explain to me how you do it, thanks
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    Newbie
    Joined
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    14
    anyone?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    MHF Contributor
    skeeter's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2008
    From
    North Texas
    Posts
    11,621
    Thanks
    426
    1. find \frac{dy}{dx}

    2. determine the slope of the tangent line by substituting x = 1 and y = 0 into the derivative expression, \frac{dy}{dx}.

    3. use the point-slope form of a linear equation to find the tangent line equation.

    remember this? ... y - y_1 = m(x - x_1)

    4. the normal line passes through the same point and is perpendicular to the tangent line ... use the perpendicular slope and repeat step #3.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. implicit differentiation problem
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 22nd 2010, 06:07 PM
  2. implicit differentiation problem
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 19th 2009, 03:57 PM
  3. Implicit Differentiation Problem
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: February 1st 2008, 10:02 AM
  4. Implicit Differentiation Problem
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 9th 2007, 12:50 PM
  5. Implicit Differentiation Problem
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: February 24th 2006, 11:16 AM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum