quadratrix of Hippias

quadratrix of Hippias

[′kwäd·rə‚triks əv ′hip·ē·əs]
(mathematics)
A plane curve whose equation in cartesian coordinates x and y is y = x cot [π x /(2 a)], where a is a constant.
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