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ATRIPHTHALOID

cas b = 2a

Curve studied by Haughton and Townsend in 1882, in order to model the form of the surface of the seas covering an attractive sphere.
From Greek atriptos "frictionlesst" et thalassa  "sea".

 
Cartesian/polar equation: .

Polar equation: .
Cartesian equation  : , i.e. .
Circular sextic.


 
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