# A Catalog of Special Plane Curves by J. Dennis Lawrence

By J. Dennis Lawrence

Forty years after its preliminary e-book, this quantity keeps to rank one of the field's most-cited references. one of many biggest and best to be had collections, the catalog covers basic homes of curves and kinds of derived curves. The curves and the values in their parameters are illustrated by means of approximately ninety photos from a CalComp electronic incremental plotter.
Suitable for college kids and researchers in geometry and computing device technology, the textual content starts off via introducing basic houses of curves and kinds of derived curves. next chapters observe those houses to conics and polynomials, cubic and quartic curves, algebraic curves of excessive measure, and transcendental curves. a complete of greater than 60 particular curves are featured, each one illustrated with a number of CalComp plots containing curves in as much as 8 varied variations. Indexes offer tables of derived curves, curve names, and a 95-item consultant to additional reading.

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Assume dim X = 4 and that a coordinate system has been chosen for X. Consider the points x = (1, 0, 1, 0), y = ( - 1, - 1, 0, 0), w=(2, 0,0, 3), and w = ( - 5 , 3, 1, 1) of X. a. Show that these four points are independent. b. Find a linear equation y1a1 + y2^i + ^3^3 + J4 a 4 = # for the hyperplane x v y v w v w. c. Find a linear equation for the hyperplane which passes through the point e = (1, 1, 1, 1) and is parallel to xvyvuvw. Let S = S(x, U) and S' = S(y, W) be affine subspaces of X. Prove that: a.

Find a set of parametric equations for the line through the ponts x and y in each of the following cases. a. x = (2, - l , 7 ) a n d j = (6, 4, - 3 ) (n = 3). b. x = (8, 6, - 1 ) and j = ( - 1 , 0 , 4) (n = 3). c. x = (6, - 1 , 0 , 4 , - 2 ) a n d j = (2, - 1 , - 1 , 3 , 0 ) (n = 5). 6. Parametric equations for affine subspaces S(x, U) of dimension d > 1 can be given just as easily as for lines. , Bd be a coordinate system for U where the coordinates of Bt and (bu, . . , bni) for / = 1, . . , d.

We put T =TA and conclude that DTD'1 = M(c, r)TAM(c, r'1) = TrAM(c, r)M(c, r'1) 13. 7. Since M(c, r)M(c, r'1) = lx, direction of DTD'1 is = {A}. Done. DTD'1 55 = TrA. Hence the Exercises 14. Let ce X, rek* and AeV. Prove that (Micr^y^M^r'^T^. ) 15. Let c e X, r e Λ* and ^ e K a. Prove that TAM(c, r) is a translation if and only if r = 1, in which case, TAM(c9r) = TA. b. Prove the same thing for M(c, r)r A . 16. Let c e X, r e &*, r ^ 1 and Λ e K a. Prove that TAM(c, r) is a magnification and find the center of magnification.