Limaçon

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪm əˌsɒn/ Explain

A limaçon is a heart shaped curve with an equation in the form r = b + a·cos(θ) or r = b + a·sin(θ).

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How does the variable 'a' change the figure? How does variable 'b' change the figure?
Manipulative 1 - Lemacon Created with GeoGebra.

Cite this article as:

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