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Book of Curves

E. H. Lockwood
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
212
Format: 
Paperback
Price: 
44.99
ISBN: 
978-0521044448
Category: 
Textbook
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The Basic Library List Committee strongly recommends this book for acquisition by undergraduate mathematics libraries.

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Frontispiece: section of the shell of a Pearly Nautilus fossil; Preface; Historical Introduction; Notation; Part I. Special Curves: 1. The parabola; 2. The ellipse; 3. The hyperbola; 4. The cardioid; 5. The limaçon; 6. The astroid; 7. The nephroid; 8. The deltoid; 9. The cycloid; 10. The right strophoid; 11. The equiangular spiral; 12. The lemniscate of bernoulli; 13. The tractrix and catenary; Part II. Ways of Finding New Curves: 14. Conchoids; 15. Cissoids; 16. Strophoids; 17. Roulettes; 18. Pedal curves; 19. Negative pedals; 20. Glissettes; 21. Evolutes and involutes; 22. Spirals; 23. Inversion; 24. Caustic curves; 25. Bipolar coordinates; Further reading; Glossary; Index of names; Index of subjects.

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