Hey guys... Have a Diff Geometry exam coming up and looking at the past papers this keeps coming up but I cant get my head around it! Can anyone help......
Q: The plane through a point on a curve г c R^3 perpendicular to the tangent line is called the normal plane to the curve at the point.
(a) Show that a curve lies in a sphere if the intersection of all normal planes is non-empty.
(b) Hence, or otherwise show that the curve parametrized by
P(ө) = (cos 2ө, -2cosө, sin2ө), ө is an element of [0, 2*Pi] lies in a sphere. Find the centre and radius of the sphere!
From a Confused Student...