Given a fixed circle (depicted in orange) of center
, inversion is a mapping fixing it and swapping its interior and exterior in such a way that the product of the distances to
of a point and its image (both in line with
) is equal to
. This Demonstration shows the effect of inversion on points, circles, lines, circles passing through
, vertices of triangles and squares, and the interior of triangles. Handles are provided (in red double circles) to let you vary these shapes.