**32+ Sketch Parametric Curve
Images**. Keep in mind that parametric curves are different than cartesian curves. Let's take a look at an example to see one way of sketching a parametric curve.

Sketch the curve by using the parametric equation to plot points. Here are a few examples of what you can enter. Click here to download this graph.

### Parametric equation curves use equations to define x and y as a function of a variable t.

If they understand the basis of how a curve is sketch, it also set the ground for them to understand optimization and the concepts of. Cartesian curves are defined in terms of x and y and can therefore be sketched in rectangular coordinate space. In section 13.1.1 part 2 we sketched parametric curves by eliminating the parameter to obtain a cartesian function y = f(x) or equation g(x, y) = 0 and using this function or equation. Sketching of parametric curves by using parametric functions.