Date: 11/4/96 at 12:29:14 From: Scott Thompson Subject: (no subject) My question: Find the polar equation of the "Folium of Descartes" -> x^3 + y^3 = 3axy with x+y+a=0 as an asymptote. I think I need to do something with x=rcost, and y = rsint. Thanks for any help, Scott
Date: 11/05/96 From: Doctor Pete Subject: Re: (no subject) To find the polar equation of x^3 + y^3 = 3axy with x+y+a=0 as an asymptote, you need to substitute x = r*Cos[t], y = r*Sin[t] into the Cartesian equation, and simplify. Why do you do this? -Doctor Pete, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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