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By J. Dennis Lawrence

Forty years after its preliminary ebook, this quantity keeps to rank one of the field's most-cited references. one of many greatest and best to be had collections, the catalog covers normal houses of curves and kinds of derived curves. The curves and the values in their parameters are illustrated via approximately ninety photographs from a CalComp electronic incremental plotter.
Suitable for college students and researchers in geometry and desktop technology, the textual content starts through introducing basic homes 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 particular curves are featured, every one illustrated with a number of CalComp plots containing curves in as much as 8 diversified editions. Indexes supply tables of derived curves, curve names, and a 95-item consultant to additional reading.

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