By J. Dennis Lawrence
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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