# How do you manipulate this in 2D

Use Manipulate to create an interactive plot that shows the parametrically-defined curve described by {x[t], y[t]} = {t Sin[t], t^2/15} for {t,0,10} along with a point of tangency, tangent vector, and tangent line to the curve for any choice of t between 0 and 10.

Clear[t, x, y, P, velvector, vel, scalefactor];
scalefactor = 0.5;
P[t_] = {t Sin[t], t^2/15};
curveplot = ParametricPlot[P[t], {t,0,10}, PlotStyle -> Thickness[0.01],
AxesLabel -> {"x", "y","z"}];
vel[t_] = D[P[t], t];
velvector[t_] := Vector[vel[t], Tail -> P[t], VectorColor -> Red, ScaleFactor
-> scalefactor];
Manipulate[Show[curveplot, velvector[t],{t,0,10}, PlotRange -> All]]


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• ...and do you have any code showing your attempt at solving this? – J. M. is in limbo Jun 28 '16 at 2:01
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• ​Clear[t, x, y, P, velvector, vel, scalefactor]; scalefactor = 0.5; P[t_] = {t Sin[t], t^2/15}; curveplot = ParametricPlot[P[t], {t,0,10}, PlotStyle -> Thickness[0.01], AxesLabel -> {"x", "y","z"}] vel[t_] = D[P[t], t]; velvector[t_] := Vector[vel[t], Tail -> P[t], VectorColor -> Red, ScaleFactor -> scalefactor]; From here I have my vector and my curve. How do i plot it in parametrization of using manipulate with the constraint of t? Manipulate[Show[curveplot, velvector[t],{t,0,3}, PlotRange -> All]] – user41325 Jun 28 '16 at 3:02
• Please edit your question to include the code in your comment. – J. M. is in limbo Jun 28 '16 at 3:26

I guess what you are looking for is something like this

scalefactor = 0.5;

P[t_] = {t Sin[t], t^2/15};

curveplot[t0_] := ParametricPlot[P[t], {t, 0, t0},
PlotStyle -> Thickness[0.01], AxesLabel -> {"x", "y"}]

vel[t_] = D[P[t], t];
velvector[t0_] := Graphics[{Red, Arrow[{P[t0], P[t0] + scalefactor vel[t0]}]}]

Manipulate[Show[curveplot[t], velvector[t], PlotRange -> {{0, 2}, {0, 1}},
AspectRatio -> 1], {t, 1, 10}]