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By J. Dennis Lawrence

Forty years after its preliminary e-book, this quantity keeps to rank one of the field's most-cited references. one of many biggest and best on hand collections, the catalog covers basic houses of curves and kinds of derived curves. The curves and the values in their parameters are illustrated through approximately ninety photographs from a CalComp electronic incremental plotter.
Suitable for college kids and researchers in geometry and laptop technological know-how, the textual content starts by means of introducing normal houses of curves and kinds of derived curves. next chapters observe those houses to conics and polynomials, cubic and quartic curves, algebraic curves of excessive measure, and transcendental curves. a complete of greater than 60 specified curves are featured, each one illustrated with a number of CalComp plots containing curves in as much as 8 diverse variations. Indexes supply tables of derived curves, curve names, and a 95-item advisor to extra reading.

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