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Library of Curves


This is a nice resource:  a Famous Curves Index, provided by the School of Math and Statistics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Curves/Curves.html

You can view graphs of the tractrix, Fermat’s Spiral, and Quadratrix of Hippias, and see their various algebraic representations.  Each entry in the Curve Index contains a brief history of the curve, some interesting facts, and links to other related curves.

This collection is similar to another fun resource provided by the same program:  a comprehensive on-line library of biographies of mathematicians.

Click here to see more in Resources.

www.MrHonner.com

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