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Plane Curves


An Epitrochoid is a plane curve generated by the motion of a fixed point on the radius or extension of the radius of a circle that rolls externally, without slipping, on a fixed circle. The epitrochoid is a generalization of the epicycloid. The Epitrochoid is a special case of the Limacon of Pascal with R = r.

Object definitions


Mapping of Epitrochoid
\left\{x\to (a+b) \cos (t)-h \cos \left(\frac{t (a+b)}{b}\right),y\to (a+b) \sin (t)-h \sin \left(\frac{t (a+b)}{b}\right)\right\}
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{x -> (a + b)*Cos[t] - h*Cos[((a + b)*t)/b], y -> (a + b)*Sin[t] - h*Sin[((a + b)*t)/b]}
[x = (a+b)*cos(t)-h*cos((a+b)*t/b), y = (a+b)*sin(t)-h*sin((a+b)*t/b)]


Constants of Epitrochoid
<math> <mrow> <mo>{</mo> <mrow> <mi>a</mi> <mo>,</mo> <mi>b</mi> <mo>,</mo> <mi>h</mi> </mrow> <mo>}</mo> </mrow> </math>
{a, b, h}
[a, b, h]

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Plane Curves: Epitrochoid from Differential Geometry Library.

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