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The Witch of Agnesi

Mike Rasmussen

Fall 2007

Mike Rasmussen

The Witch of Agnesi

It had also been studied earlier in the century by Fermat and Guido Grandi. The name “Witch of Agnesi” is a mistranslation of “Curve of Agnesi” as it was translated to English.History The witch of Agnesi was named for Maria Agnesi. Mike Rasmussen The Witch of Agnesi . and the name stuck. who studied it in 1748.

Mike Rasmussen The Witch of Agnesi .Construction of the Witch The Witch of Agnesi is shown above as the locus of point E as ∠COF changes.

2 π Since c + d = 2a cos( π 2 − θ ). and that c = a cos( π − θ ). it follows that y = 2a cos( 2 − θ ) sin θ . It follows that ∠AOC = π 2 − θ .Parametrization (finding y ) Let ∠COF = θ. Mike Rasmussen The Witch of Agnesi .

Parametrization (simplifying y ) y = 2a cos( π − θ) sin θ 2 y = 2a sin θ sin θ y = 2a sin2 θ Mike Rasmussen The Witch of Agnesi .

Parametrization (finding x ) Recall that θ = ∠COF . Observe that ∠COF = ∠ODB = θ. and that g sin θ = 2a. g= Mike Rasmussen 2a sin θ The Witch of Agnesi . Note that g = OD .

Parametrization (finding x ). observe that x = g cos θ. continued Now. x= 2a cos θ sin θ x = 2a cot θ Mike Rasmussen The Witch of Agnesi .

Parametrization The parametric equations for the Witch of Agnesi are x = 2a cot θ y = 2a sin2 θ Mike Rasmussen The Witch of Agnesi .

Parametrization Mike Rasmussen The Witch of Agnesi .

” From MathWorld–A Wolfram Web Resource. http://mathworld. Eric W.wikipedia. http://en. “Witch of Agnesi.” Wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch of Agnesi Mike Rasmussen The Witch of Agnesi .wolfram.Sources Weisstein.html “Witch of Agnesi.com/WitchofAgnesi.

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