witch of Agnesi


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witch of Agnesi

[′wich əv än′nyā·zē]
(mathematics)
The curve, symmetric about the y axis and asymptotic in both directions to the x axis, given by x 2 y = 4 a 2(2 a-y). Also known as versiera.
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The book contained an exposition by example on the cubic curve which is known as "Witch of Agnesi." The curve was also named "versoria" in Latin which means "rope that turns a sail."
Adjustments were made to this equation in an iterative fashion until the equation best fit the insole profiles of the shoes, resulting in the modified Witch of Agnesi (MWA) equation.
1 above the horizontal axis that passes through the extrema of the inferred contoured distribution of mass, shows the appearance of the mathematical function known as the Witch of Agnesi. (The term "witch" is an involvement of a misnomer, caused by an incorrect translation of the work of Maria Agnesi who developed the function geometrically in 1768).