Involute of Circle

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“A circle may be conceived as a polygon of an infinite number of sides. Thus to draw the involute of a circle divide it into a convenient number of parts, draw tangents at these points, lay off on these tangents the rectified lengths of the arch from the point of tangency to the starting point, and connect the points by a smooth curve.” —French, 1911


French, Thomas E A Manual of Engineering Drawing for Students and Draftsmen (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1911)


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