Figure Eight Curve

Cartesian equation:
x4 = a2(x2-y2)
Polar equation:
r2 = a2cos(2θ)sec4(θ)

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Definitions of the Associated curves Evolute
Involute 1 Involute 2
Inverse curve wrt origin Inverse wrt another circle
Pedal curve wrt origin Pedal wrt another point
Negative pedal curve wrt origin Negative pedal wrt another point
Caustic wrt horizontal rays Caustic curve wrt another point

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This curve is also known as the Lemniscate of Gerono.

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JOC/EFR/BS January 1997

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