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Classic Curves - the Limaçon

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: Dr. David Harrington
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The limaçon (Pascal's limaçon) is a classic curve in geometry, known from the 16th century. This worksheet shows how to construct and plot it in a variety of ways, including animations of the construction methods. The method of trisecting the angle using a special case, the trisectrix, is described. The worksheet provides many examples of using the geometry package.

Application Details

Publish Date: February 27, 2007
Created In: Maple 10
Language: English

Tags

geometry

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