# What is the arclength of the polar curve #f(theta) = -3sin(3theta)-2cot4theta # over #theta in [0,pi/8] #?

#=((dr)/(d theta))^2cos^2(theta)-2r(dr)/(d theta)cos(theta)sin(theta)+r^2sin^2(theta) + ((dr)/(d theta))^2sin^2(theta)+2r(dr)/(d theta)cos(theta)sin(theta)+r^2cos^2(theta)#

therefore,

You could use a calculator to evaluate the integral, but by even graphing, the arc length reaches up and down towards infinity, so that there is not a closed curve to calculate its length, which can be seen graphically on a Cartesian plane: graph{-3sin(3x)-2cot(4x) [-14.24, 14.24, -7.12, 7.12]}

There are discontinuous segments throughout its domain, which are infinite, so its arc length cannot be finite.

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To find the arc length of the polar curve ( f(\theta) = -3\sin(3\theta) - 2\cot(4\theta) ) over the interval ( \theta ) in ( [0, \frac{\pi}{8}] ), we use the formula for arc length in polar coordinates:

[ L = \int_{\alpha}^{\beta} \sqrt{r^2 + \left(\frac{{dr}}{{d\theta}}\right)^2} , d\theta ]

where ( r ) is the polar function, and ( \alpha ) and ( \beta ) are the starting and ending angles, respectively.

First, let's find ( \frac{{dr}}{{d\theta}} ) by differentiating ( f(\theta) ) with respect to ( \theta ):

[ \frac{{df}}{{d\theta}} = -9\cos(3\theta) + 8\csc^2(4\theta) ]

Now we can plug ( f(\theta) ) and ( \frac{{df}}{{d\theta}} ) into the arc length formula:

[ L = \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{8}} \sqrt{(-3\sin(3\theta) - 2\cot(4\theta))^2 + (-9\cos(3\theta) + 8\csc^2(4\theta))^2} , d\theta ]

After integrating this expression over the given interval, you'll find the arc length of the polar curve.

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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