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The planar curve obtained by increasing or decreasing the position vector of each point of a given planar curve by a segment of constant length <img align="absmiddle" border="0" src="https://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/legacyimages/c/c024/c024420/c0244201.png" />. If the equation of the given curve is <img align="absmiddle" border="0" src="https://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/legacyimages/c/c024/c024420/c0244202.png" /> in polar coordinates, then the equation of its conchoid has the form: <img align="absmiddle" border="0" src="https://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/legacyimages/c/c024/c024420/c0244203.png" />. Examples: the conchoid of a straight line is called the [[Nicomedes conchoid|Nicomedes conchoid]]; the conchoid of a circle is called the [[Pascal limaçon|Pascal limaçon]].
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The planar curve obtained by increasing or decreasing the position vector of each point of a given planar curve by a segment of constant length $l$. If the equation of the given curve is $\rho=f(\phi)$ in polar coordinates, then the equation of its conchoid has the form: $\rho=f(\phi)\pm l$. Examples: the conchoid of a straight line is called the [[Nicomedes conchoid|Nicomedes conchoid]]; the conchoid of a circle is called the [[Pascal limaçon|Pascal limaçon]].
  
  

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of a curve

The planar curve obtained by increasing or decreasing the position vector of each point of a given planar curve by a segment of constant length $l$. If the equation of the given curve is $\rho=f(\phi)$ in polar coordinates, then the equation of its conchoid has the form: $\rho=f(\phi)\pm l$. Examples: the conchoid of a straight line is called the Nicomedes conchoid; the conchoid of a circle is called the Pascal limaçon.


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[a1] J.D. Lawrence, "A catalog of special plane curves" , Dover, reprint (1972)
How to Cite This Entry:
Conchoid. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Conchoid&oldid=18606
This article was adapted from an original article by D.D. Sokolov (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article