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Royal Institute of Technology and Science

Assignment – II(1)
Mathematics – I
Year : I Unit-III Branch: CSE /
EIE / Civil
 3a 3a 
1. Find the radius of curvature at the point  ,  of the curve x 3 + y 3 = 3axy .
 2 2 
 t 
2. Show that the radius of curvature at each point of the curve x = a cos t + log(tan ) ,
 2 
y = a sin t is inversely proportional to the length of normal intercepted between the
point on the curve and the x – axis.
ρ2
3. For the cardiod r = a (1 + cos θ) , Prove that is constant where ρ is the radius of
r
curvature.
a a 
4. Find the center of curvature at the point  ,  of the curve x + y = a . Find
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also the equation of the circle of curvature at that point.
 t 
5. Show that the evolute of the curve x = a cos t + log(tan ) , y = a sin t is the catenary
 2 
x
y = a cosh   .
a
6. Find the envelope of the family of straight lines, y = mx + a 2 m 2 + b 2 where m is a
parameter.
a2 b2
7. Find the envelope of the family of curves cos θ − sin θ = c. θ being the
x y
parameter.
x y
8. Find the envelope of the family of straight lines, + = 1, if the parameters a and b
a b
are connected by the relation.
(i ) a + b = c (ii) a 2 + b 2 = c 2 (iii) ab = c 2
9. Trace the curve ay 2 = x 3
10.Trace the curve x 3 + y 3 = 3axy .
Note: Last date of submission : 22nd Feb 2011 by 3 P.M