Dear Folks,

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Suppose that is a parameterised curve defined for and

is the arc length function measured from r(a)

a) Prove that s'(t) = || dr(t)||

How do I start this? It is easy to see that differentiating both sides will yield the proof but I dont know how to go about t. Any clues?

I tried something like letting r(t) = (t,f(t)) where x=t. Then ................?

Note I have this posted at the sister site. I will keep both forums updated to ensure no ones time is wasted. Thanks

Parameterised Curve Proof Part 1