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Astroid
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The page discusses the curve known as an astroid or hypocycloid of four cusps. In one quadrant, the astroid may be thought of as a falling ladder,a problem often found inintroductory Calculus. In thiscase, the curve is also known as a glissette.

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Mathematics
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California State University
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National Curve Bank
Author:
Gray, Shirley
The Brachistochrone
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This page contains a discussion of the Brachistochrone problem and an animation showing a particle sliding down a line and a cycloid.There are links to 4 additional pageswith different approaches to the Brachistochrone problem. Interesting historical notes.

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Mathematics
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California State University
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National Curve Bank
Author:
Gray, Shirley
Qawasmi, Abel
A Collection of Famous Plane Curves created in POVRAY
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This page contains 3-dimensional surfaces ploted in color using POVRAY (Persistence Of Vision RAY tracing). There are links to pages containg the code for the plots and to a page of references and additonal plots.

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Mathematics
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Diagram/Illustration
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California State University
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National Curve Bank
Author:
Gleason, Patrick J.
Gray, Shirley