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Rolling One Parabola on Another
The focus of a parabola that rolls around another fixed identical parabola describes a straight line, which is the directrix of the fixed parabola.
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Izidor Hafner
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[1] J. Bryant and C. Sangwin,
How Round Is Your Circle?: Where Engineering and Mathematics Meet
, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008, pp. 44–45.
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Rolling One Parabola on Another
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Published: August 15, 2012
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