Famous Curves
August 20, 2004 12:59 AM   Subscribe

Famous Curves. Safe for work.
posted by plep (10 comments total)
Look at the Spiric Sections on that one!
posted by krisjohn at 1:09 AM on August 20, 2004

Man, the Trisectrix of Maclaurin does it for me every time.
posted by sciurus at 3:08 AM on August 20, 2004

Move over SuicideGirls, the Witch of Agnesi has some hot peaks.
posted by m@ at 6:52 AM on August 20, 2004

What sort of "Famous Curves" website would neglect to give
props to Pierre Bezier? I suppose the Peano curve isn't cool enough, either. The Harrack M- and Hilbert curves may as well be wallflowers.

Not that I'm some big mathematician or anything...
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:32 AM on August 20, 2004

While the Lamé Curves are kind of lame, the Devil's Curve is actually pretty hot.
posted by fionab at 7:34 AM on August 20, 2004

Right Strophoid sounds like one of those little towns in the English countryside where they have all sorts of strange traditional customs like shin kicking and horn dancing.
posted by LeLiLo at 8:08 AM on August 20, 2004

Great stuff, plep. You cleared something up for me. I met an older gentleman at school. Retired, friendly gent, well into hs eighties, would come to the library five, six days per week. Told me he studied geometry text books. The only math I've studied after high school has been statistics. I took the story at face value but his story makes more sense to me now, looking at these links.

Memories of spirograph.

...in the jungle, welcome to the jungle, feel my, my, my [xxy + aby - aax = 0, ab > 0], I wanna hear...

That "shin kicking trivia" page caught my eye.
>Modern shin kicking is a somewhat cushier sport: opponents are allowed to stuff straw down their trousers to cushion the blows.
posted by philfromhavelock at 9:11 AM on August 20, 2004

Thank you plep. I can't even tell you how proud this makes me.
posted by wobh at 12:51 PM on August 20, 2004

Thanks, plep, for this and all your awesome links!
posted by Lynsey at 1:31 PM on August 20, 2004

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