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The equation of one of the tangents to the circle x2+y2 -6x+4y= 12 parallel to tlie straight line 4x+3y+5 = 0, is given by
Follow the two steps given below
1. Any straight line parallel to
4x + 3y + 5 = 0
4x + 3y + c = 0
2. If (i) touches the given circle then they intersect at one point only.
The equation of the normal at point (x', y') of the circle x2+ y2+ 2gx + 2fy + c = 0 is given by
The given circle is
Normal at the point,(x', y') is a line passing through it and perpendicular to the tangent at the point.
∴Its equation is given by
From any given point outside the circle, how many tangents can be drawn to a circle?
Remark: Let p be the given point. Then
(i) Exactly two tangents to the circle can be drawn if p is an outside point.
(ii) Only one tangent to the circle can be drawn if the point p is on the circle.
(iii) No tangents (or imaginary' tangents) to the circle can be drawn if P is inside the circle.
xx1 + yy1 = a2 is the equation of the
Remark : 1. The following three equations coincide:
(i) Equation of the tangent to a circle at a point P(x1, y1)
(ii) Equation of the chord of contact of the tangents to the circle from an outside point (x1, y1)
(iii) Equation of the polar of a point (x, y) inside or outside the circle (but not on the circle), with repsect to the circle.
Remark: 2. If the point P(x1, y1) is on the circle, then its polar coincides with the tangent at that point.
Remark: 3. If the polar of a point P passes through a point Q, then the polar of Q passes through P.
The pole of a given line Ax + By + C = 0 with respect to the circle x2 + y2 = a2, is given by
The pole of the straight line 9x + y = 28 with 2x2 + 2y2 -3x + 5x - 7 = 0 is the point whose coordinates are
The coordinates of the point, from which the lengths of the tangents to the circles
x2+ y2- 16x + 60 = 0
3x2 + 3y2 - 36x +81=0
x2 + y2- 16x- 12y + 84 = 0
are equal, are given by
The length of the tangent drawn from the point (6 , - 7) to the circle 3x2 + 3y2 - 7x - 6y-12 = 0 is given by
If (R, α) is the centre of the circle in terms of polar coordinates and a be its radius, then the polar equation of such circle is given by
Let (r, θ) be a point on the circle.
Then the distance between (r, θ) and (R, α) = a
Which of the following is/are the condition(s) that the line may lie in the plane ax + by - cz + d = 0, if
Condition for a line to lie in a plane.
Let the line be
Then the line will lie in the plane if every point on the line lies in the plane.
This point lies in plane (ii), if it satisfies the equation of the plane.
This equation will be true for every value of r^i.e. every point of line (1) will lie in the plane), if
Thus conditions in (A) are the required conditions.
Which of the following lines lies in the plane x + 2y - 3z = 6?
(a) Satisfies both the conditions in (A)
(b) S a tisfies first in (A) and not the second.
(c) .Also satisfies first in (A) and not the second.
(d) .Also satisfies first, in (A) and not the second It. means that the three straight lines in (b), (c) and (d) are perpendicular lo the normal to the plane. In ot her words, these three straight lines are parallel to the plane but do not lie in the point c.
The equation of the plane passing through the point (x1, y1, z1) and through the line
To find the equation of a plane passing through a given point (x1, y1, z1) and a given line
The equation of the plane through the line (i) is
Since the plane (ii) passes through the point (x1, y1, z1), therefore
Eliminating a, b, c from equations (ii), (iii) and (iv), we get the required equation of the plane as
The equation of the plane containing the lines is not given by
To find the equation of the plane containing the lines
The plant: containing (i) is
A ( x - a) + B ( y - b) + C ( z - c) = 0 ...(iii)
where Aa' + Bb‘ + Cc' 3 =0 ...(iv)
Further, since the plane (iii) also contains line (ii), therefore , the normal to plane (iii) is perpendicular to line (ii).
∴ Aa + Bb + Cc = 0 ...(v)
Eliminating A, B, C from equations (iii), (iv) and (v), we get the required equation of plane
This is statement (b). The statements (a) and (c) can be deduced from this by simple propert ies of determinants. Thus (a), (b|, (c) are correct.
How many arbitrary constants occur in the equation of a straight line in general?
The number of arbitrary constants in the equation of a straight line in general.
We know that a given line can be regarded as the intersection of any two planes. In particular, we may take- the two planes perpendicular to two of the coordinate planes, say yz and zx planes. These planes are
Equations (i) and (ii) thus represent the given line. Note that equations (i) and (ii) contain four arbitrary constant a, b, c, d
The equation of the perpendicular drawn from the point (2, 4, -1) to the line are given b
Given point is : (2, 4, -1)
Given line is :
The coordinates of any points on line (i) are
(r - 5, 4r - 3, -9r + 6)
This will be the required foot of perpendicular if the line joining it to the point (2, 4. -1) is perpendicular to the given line.
What is the magnitude of the line of shortest distance between the lines
Magnitude and equations of Shortest Distance (S.D)
Here we have to find the magnitude and the equation of shorttest distance between two given lines.
By definition, the line of shortest distance between (i) and (ii) is perpendicular to both (i) and (ii). Therefore, if [λ,μ,ν] an; the d.c.’s of the line of shortest distance we have
Remark: Two lines given by (i) and (ii) will intersect, i.e. these lines will be coplanar if shortest distance between them is zero. Thus the condition for two lines to be coplanar is
The equation of the line of shortest distance between the lines is given by
The given lines are
Let the line of shortest distance meet the line (i) and (ii) in points P and Q respectively. Then the coordinates of P and Q will be
where r1, and r2, are such that the line joining P and Q (line of shortest distance) is perpendicular to both (i) and (ii).
The direction ratios of the line PQ are
The coordinates of points P and Q ,so that PQ becomes the line of shortest distance are (3, 8, 3) and (-3, -7, 6) respectively.
The direction ratios of PQ are
6,15,-3 or 2,5,-1
Required equations of the line PQ of shortest distance are given by
Which is a wrong statement? The three planes
a1x + b1y + c1z + d1 = 0
a2x + b2y + c2z + d2 = 0
a3x + b3y + c3z + d3 = 0
have a common line of intersection, if
The three planes are
Denote the determinants as follows:
Note that Δ is th e coefficients of x, y and z . Δ1, Δ2 and Δ3, are obtained from Δ by replacing its first column, 2nd column and 3rd column by d1, d2 and d3, respectively.
Also note that if the three planes are to intersect in a line, then no two of them are parallel. Under this case, the line of intersection of any two planes will lie on the third plane. Now the line of intersection of (i) and (ii) is given by
Since line (iv) lies on plane (iii), therefore is perpendicuar to the normal to the plane (iii)
Also since line (iv) lies on plane (iii), therefore the coordinates of any point on the line will satisfy the equation of plane (iii), since
Thus (A) and (R) are the required conditions for the three planes to have a common line of intersection.
In a similar way, it can he shown that Δ = 0 and Δ1 = 0 or Δ = 0 and Δ2 = 0 are also the required conditions.
∴ (b), (c), (d) are correct.
Remark: To prove that three planes intersect in a line, verify that Δ = 0 and any one: of Δ1,Δ2 and Δ3 becomes zero.
Consider the three planes represented by
a1x + b1y + c1z + d1 = 0
a2x + b2y + c2z + d2 = 0
a3x + b3y + c3z + d3 = 0
then the three planes will form a triangular prism if