(x2 + y2 - 2ax)2 =
4a2(x2 + y2).
Like all the epicycloids it is interesting from the point of view
of gears. It is a special case of the limaçon of Pascal.
Car"di*oid (?), n. [Gr. () heart-sheped; herat + shape.] Math.
An algebraic curve, so called from its resemblance to a heart.
© Webster 1913.
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