Sunday, February 12, 2012

Plane Curves: Folium of Descartes (polar)

Folium of Descartes (polar)

A plane curve proposed by Descartes to challenge Fermat's extremum-finding techniques. Converting the parametric equations to polar coordinates gives the corresponding polar equation.

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