Lemniscate

Pronunciation: /ˈlɛmnɪsˌkeɪt/ Explain

A lemniscate is a curve that resembles a figure eight. A general formula for a lemniscate is r^2=a^2*cos(2*theta), r^2=a^2*sin(2*theta).

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McAdams, David E. Lemniscate. 8/31/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/l/lemniscate.html.

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8/31/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
8/30/2018: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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