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tractrix

[′trak‚triks]
(mathematics)
A curve in the plane where every tangent to it has the same length. Also known as equitangential curve.
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The redesigned woofers are coupled with ceramic motor structures a design that when paired with Tractrix Horn-loaded LTS tweeters combines for speaker efficiency that is highest in its class.
The curve described by P is called, in the classical literature, a tractrix (from the Latin tractum, meaning "drag").
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That is, until the Tractrix Valve was invented by John Wordin at the DOE's Idaho (Idaho Falls) National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.
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