conchoid of Nicomedes

conchoid of Nicomedes

[′käŋ‚kȯid əv ‚nik·ə′mē·dēz]
(mathematics)
The conchoid of a straight line with respect to a fixed point that does not lie on the line.
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Given a point O and another point P lying on a line, the conchoid of Nicomedes is the locus of points X such that X, O and P are collinear, and the distance between P and X is constant.
2] in the above three polynomial equations we get an implicit equation in u and v that describes the conchoid of Nicomedes (see [4] for a more technical specification).