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# FP3 Polar Co-ordinates - Help Please !! Watch

1. http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/pdf/AQA-MFP3-TEXTBOOK.PDF

Q 5bi and 5bii on page 52 please, I got the rest correct.

I know I am expected to show some working before asking for help, but I am completely stumped by how I am to prove AB is a constant and then find a polar equation for M (mid point of AB).

Thnx
2. perhaps this might help....
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3. Polar Coordinates Problem.pdf (34.6 KB, 79 views)
4. (Original post by mikelbird)
perhaps this might help....
PRSOM!

One thing, I don't get how BO = .
5. (Original post by member910132)
PRSOM!

One thing, I don't get how BO = .
Because AB is a straight line going through O so if the angle for OA is phi radians then surely the angle for B is phi plus pi radians....OK!!
6. I thought it would be pi take phi if it's on the other side of the straight line.

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7. OK..written in a hurry but cos phi minus pi is also minus cos phi so the result stands...sorry about the confusion
8. (Original post by mikelbird)
OK..written in a hurry but cos phi minus pi is also minus cos phi so the result stands...sorry about the confusion
Np, I appreciate you going out your way to make the pdf and your time

Updated: May 18, 2012
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