Pronunciation: /ˈlɛm.nɪsˌkeɪt/ Explain

A lemniscate is a curve that resembles a figure eight. A general formula for a lemniscate is r2 = a2 cos(2θ), r2 = a2 sin(2θ)

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  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, lemniscate. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 107. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Lemniscate. 4/24/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/l/lemniscate.html.

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4/24/2019: Changed equations and expressions to new format. (McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
8/31/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
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