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Chapter 11 – The Calculus of Parametric and Polar Equations

# Lesson 1 – The Basics of Parametric Equations

# Lesson 2 – The Calculus of Parametric Equations

# Lesson 2 – The Calculus of Parametric Equations (Part 2)

# Lesson 2 – The Calculus of Parametric Equations (Part 3)

# Lesson 3 – Vector Valued Functions

# Lesson 4 – Fundamentals of Polar Graphing

# Lesson 5 – Graphing Polar Equations

# Lesson 6 – Polar Differentiation

# Lesson 7 – Area of Polar Curves and Arc Length

# Lesson 7 – Area of Polar Curves and Arc Length (Part 2)

# Lesson 8 – Parametric and Polar BC Exam Practice Problems

This chapter starts with the fundamentals of parametric equations – graphing and eliminating the parameter. Then you will see how simple and awesome derivatives, integrals, and related concepts are with parametric equations. From there it is straight off to vector-valued functions with a focus on position, velocity, and acceleration vectors, speed, and distance. You are then ready to tackle the basics of graphing points in polar form. Next it is a logical hop to graphing all the basic polar equations – lines, circles, limacons, and petal (rose) curves. Then you will see how polar differentiation is related to parametric equations. The second to last lesson is all-time!!! It is a journey through area of polar curves! The chapter rounds out nicely with original BC Exam practice on parametric and polar equations and vectors. What are you waiting for?!? Get learning!

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