Arc Length of Curves

Finding arc lengths of curves given by parametric equations.

Mapped to AP College Board # CHA-6, CHA-6.B, CHA-6.B.1

Definite integrals allow us to solve problems involving the accumulation of change in length over an interval. Determine the length of a curve in the plane defined by parametric functions, using a definite integral. The length of a parametrically defined curve can be calculated using a definite integral.