The arcLen() Command

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Command Summary

Returns the arc length of expression1 from start to end with respect to variable var.

Command Syntax

arcLen(expression1,var,start,end)

Menu Location

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Calculator Compatibility

This command works on all calculators.

Token Size

X byte(s)

The arcLen() command uses the integral arc length formula to calculate the arc length of a function over the specified interval.

arcLen(cos(x),x,0,π)
                              3.82019...

Advanced Uses

The arcLen() command also works on lists of expressions:

arcLen({sin(x),cos(x)},x,0,π)
                         {3.820...  3.810...}

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Optimization

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:∫(√(1+d(f(x),x)²),x,a,b)
can be
:arcLen(f(x),x,a,b)

Related Commands

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