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An epicycloid
2006-04-10
From Sharon:
What is the name of the curve formed by a point on the circumference of a circle that rolls on the outside of a fixed circle? This curve is used in the study of gears.
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
A cycloid in Cartesian form
2000-09-20
From Billy:
The parametric equation of cycloid is given:
x=r(t-sint)
y=r(1-cost)
How to eliminate t?
Answered by Harley Weston.
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