# Statistics Questionnaire

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⟩ (for t ≥ 0).
t+1
(a) Find a parametrization of the tangent line to the curve at t = 1.
1. Consider the curve r(t) = ⟨t2 , t3 ,
Solution. At t = 1, the curve is at r(1) = ⟨1, 1, 1/2⟩. A tangent vector of the curve at
t = 1 is r′ (1) = ⟨2t, 3t2 , −(t + 1)−2 ⟩|t=1 = ⟨2, 3, −1/4⟩. Therefore, the tangent line can be
written as ⟨1, 1, 1/2⟩ + t⟨2, 3, −1/4⟩.
(b) Does the curve ever arrive at the point (1, 1, 1)? Explain.
Solution. The only possible time for the x-coordinate of r(t) to be 1 is when t2 = 1, i.e.
t = 1 (since t ≥ 0). Note that the z-coordinate when t = 1 is 1/2, which is not 1. Therefore,
the curve can never arrive at the point (1, 1, 1).
2. A particle is traveling on the path r2 (t), with acceleration vector ⟨6t, et , 0⟩. Initially at
t = 0, the particle is at the origin, with initial speed 4. Its initial velocity is in the positive
direction of ⟨1, 0, −1⟩ (i.e. it is a positive scalar multiple of this vector).
(a) What is the initial velocity of the particle?

Solution. The length of the vector ⟨1, 0, −1⟩ is 2. Thus the unit vector in the posi1
−1
tive direction of ⟨1, 0, −1⟩ is ⟨ √ , 0, √ ⟩. Therefore, the initial velocity of the particle is
2
2
−4
4
⟨ √ , 0, √ ⟩.
2
2
(b) Find r2 (t).
We first compute the velocity vector r′2 (t) via integrating the acceleration vector.
Z t

r2 (t) − r2 (0) =
a(u) du
0
r′2 (t)
4
−4
− ⟨ √ , 0, √ ⟩ = ⟨3t2 , et − 1, 0⟩
2
2
4
−4
r′2 (t) = ⟨ √ + 3t2 , et − 1, √ ⟩.
2
2
(The −1 on the y-coordinate of right side in the second line comes from plugging in the lower
bound 0 after integrating. )
Integrate the velocity to get the position vector r2 (t).
Z t
r′2 (u) du
r2 (t) − r2 (0) =
0
4
−4
r2 (t) − ⟨0, 0, 0⟩ = ⟨ √ t + t3 , et − t − 1, √ t⟩
2
2
4
−4
r2 (t) = ⟨ √ t + t3 , et − t − 1, √ t⟩.
2
2
x8 + x2 y + y 4
x6 + y 2
(a) Evaluate the limit
lim
3. Let f (x) =
f (x, y), or determine that it does not exist.
(x,y)→(−1,2)
Solution. By directly plugging in,
1 + 2 + 16
19
x8 + x2 y + y 4
=
=
.
(x,y)→(−1,2)
x6 + y 2
1+4
5
lim
(b) Evaluate the limit
lim
f (x, y), or determine that it does not exist.
(x,y)→(0,0)
Solution. On y = x3 , the limit is
x8 + x5 + x12
x2
1
x6
1
x8 + x2 x3 + (x3 )4
=
lim
=
lim
+
+
= lim ,
6
6
6
x→0
x→0 2
x→0 2x
x→0
x +x
2x
2x
2
lim
which does not exist. Therefore, the limit in question does not exist.
Math 20C worksheet: week 4
Sections covered: 13.5, 14.1, 14.2
Warmup:
i. Find the domain and range of f (x) =
p
9
x2
Solution:
Since we have a square root, we have the restriction 9 x2
0, which gives us the points x =
3, x = 3. Checking points, we find that the domain is: [ 3, 3]
9 x2 is a continuous parabola whose maximum value is 9. Since we established that the argument
p
p p
of 9 x2 is at least 0, we have that the range is: [ 0, 9] = [0.3]
ii. If r(t) = hsin t, cos ti, find r0 (⇡).
Solution:
We compute r(t) and input ⇡:
r0 (t) = hcos t,
sin ti =) r0 (⇡) = hcos(⇡),
iii. Find the limit along the line y = 0: lim(x,y)!(0,0)
sin(⇡)i = h 1, 0i
xy
x2 +y 2
Solution:
We substitute y = 0 and compute the resulting limit:
x(0)
0
=
lim
= 0
2
+0
(x,0)!(0,0) x2
lim
(x,0)!(0,0) x2
1
1. Find r(t) given that a(t) = h t+1
, e t , 6ti, v(0) = h1, 1, 2i and r(0) = h0, 0, 0i.
Solution:
We first integrate a(t) to get v(t):
v(t) =
Z
Z
1
h
, e t , 6tidt
t+1
⌧Z
Z
Z
1
t
=
dt, e dt, 6tdt
t+1
a(t)dt =
= hln(t + 1) + C1 , e
t
+ C2 , 3t2 + C3 i
We then use the initial condition v(0) = h1, 1, 2i:
v(0) = hln(0 + 1) + C1 , e
0
+ C2 , 3(0)2 + C3 i = hC1 , 1 + C2 , C3 i = h1, 1, 2i
=) hC1 , C2 , C3 i = h1, 0, 2i
=) v(t) = hln(t + 1) + 1, e t , 3t2 + 2i
We then integrate v(t) to get r(t):
1
2
r(t) =
Z
Z
hln(t + 1) + 1, e t , 3t2 + 2idt
⌧Z
Z
Z
t
=
ln(t + 1) + 1dt,
e dt, 3t2 + 2dt
v(t)dt =
Using integration by parts, we can find
1
du = t+1
and v = t
Z
R
ln(t + 1)dt. We let u = ln(t + 1) and dv = dt. This makes
Z
= t ln(t + 1)
t
dt
t+1
Z
t+1
1
dt
t+1 t+1
Z
1
1
dt
t+1
(t ln(t + 1))
= t ln(t + 1)
t + ln(t + 1) = (t + 1) ln(t + 1)
ln(t + 1)dt = t ln(t + 1)
= t ln(t + 1)
= t ln(t + 1)
t
So integrating v(t), we get:
r(t) =
Z
v(t)dt =
⌧Z
ln(t + 1) + 1dt,
= h(t + 1) ln(t + 1)
Z
t
e dt,
Z
t + t + C1 , e
= h(t + 1) ln(t + 1) + C1 , e
t
3t2 + 2dt
t
+ C2 , t3 + 2t + C3 i
+ C2 , t3 + 2t + C3 i
We then use the initial condition r(0) = h0, 0, 0i:
r(0) = h(0 + 1) ln(0 + 1) + C1 , e
0
=) hC1 , C2 , C3 i = h0, 1, 0i
+ C2 , (0)3 + 2(0) + C3 i = hC1 , 1 + C2 , C3 i = h0, 0, 0i
=) r(t) = h(t + 1) ln(t + 1), e
t
1, t3 + 2ti
2. Determine the range and sketch the domain and the graph of the function f (x, y) =
Solution:
p
x2
y2.
The range of the function is [0, 1) . Since the function is a square root function, the minimum
value would be 0, and we can vary x and fix y = 0 to achieve any non-negative number.
The domain of the function requires that the argument of the square root is non-negative. In other
words, we need:
x2
y2
0
Note that the graph of x2 y 2 = 0 is both the lines y = x and y =
intersects the origin. Pictured below:
x, which is a cross that
3
In order to find which regions of the graph are part of the domain, we can test points in each region.
(1, 0) : 12
02 = 1
( 1, 0) : ( 1)2
(0, 1) : 0
2
(0, 1) : 0
2
0
02 = 1
2
1 =
0
1

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