The cosine is a function. It's symbol is .
Like all functions we write as its value at t.
The is associated with the x-coordinate and is associated with the y-coordinate.
So in ordered pair notation the first circle would be:
Can't I look at x as a function of values of 5sin(12t) and y as a function of the values of 6-5cos(12t)
If I plug in t=1
x= 1.039558454 y= 1.11
x = 2.033683215 y= 1.432273
If I keep on going for different values of t and connect all the dots
I will end up with the equation x squared + ( y-6 ) squared = 25
Like plato already said, is associated with the x-coordinate and with the y-coordinate.
If you don't see that you can draw a circle with a chosen radius r centered at (0,0), take a point P on the circle and project this on the x-axis and y-axis. With the proposition of Phytagoras you'll find the coordinates and so you get and not
For example, for simplicity take a point on the circumference in the 1st quadrant.
Draw a right-angled triangle from that point to the point on the x-axis directly below it and the circle centre.
Now if we label the angle in the triangle where it touches the circumference as "t",
then we obtain an alternative parametric representation.