Construction Of A Cycloid

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An illustration showing how to construct a cycloid. “The circumference C=3.14D. Divide the rolling circle and base line C into a number of equal parts, draw through the division point the ordinates and abscissas, make aa’ = 1d, bb’ = 2’e, cc = 3f, then ab’ and c’ are points in the cycloid. In the Epicycloid and Hypocycloid the abscissas are circles and the ordinates are radii to one common center.”


Albert A. Hopkins Scientific America: Handy Book Of Facts And Formulas (New York: Munn & Co., Inc., 1918) 39


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