Folium of Descartes

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“Folium of Descartes, with its asymptote. The equation is (4-y)(y-1)2 = 3x2y ... In geometry, a plane cubic curve having a crunode, and one real inflexion, which lies at infinity.


William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)


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