5) Find the slope of the normal to the curve x = a \cos ^3 \theta , y = a\sin ^3 \theta \: \: at \: \: \theta = \pi /4

Answers (1)

The slope of the tangent at a point on a given curve is given by 
 \left ( \frac{dy}{dx} \right )
Now,
\left ( \frac{dx}{d \theta} \right )_{\theta=\frac{\pi}{4}} = 3a\cos^2 \theta(-\sin \theta) = 3a(\frac{1}{\sqrt2})^2(-\frac{1}{\sqrt2}) = -\frac{3\sqrt2 a}{4}
Similarly,
\left ( \frac{dy}{d \theta} \right )_{\theta=\frac{\pi}{4}} = 3a\sin^2 \theta(\cos \theta) = 3a(\frac{1}{\sqrt2})^2(\frac{1}{\sqrt2}) = \frac{3\sqrt2 a}{4}
\left ( \frac{dy}{dx} \right ) = \frac{\left ( \frac{dy}{d\theta} \right )}{\left ( \frac{dx}{d\theta} \right )} = \frac{\frac{3\sqrt2 a}{4}}{-\frac{3\sqrt2 a}{4}} = -1
Hence, the slope of the tangent at  \theta = \frac{\pi}{4}      is -1
Now,
Slope of normal =  -\frac{1}{slope \ of \ tangent} = -\frac{1}{-1} = 1
Hence, the slope of normal at \theta = \frac{\pi}{4}       is 1

 

Preparation Products

JEE Main Rank Booster 2021

This course will help student to be better prepared and study in the right direction for JEE Main..

₹ 13999/- ₹ 9999/-
Buy Now
Rank Booster NEET 2021

This course will help student to be better prepared and study in the right direction for NEET..

₹ 13999/- ₹ 9999/-
Buy Now
Knockout JEE Main April 2021 (Easy Installments)

An exhaustive E-learning program for the complete preparation of JEE Main..

₹ 4999/-
Buy Now
Knockout NEET May 2021

An exhaustive E-learning program for the complete preparation of NEET..

₹ 22999/- ₹ 14999/-
Buy Now
Knockout NEET May 2022

An exhaustive E-learning program for the complete preparation of NEET..

₹ 34999/- ₹ 24999/-
Buy Now
Exams
Articles
Questions