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Running Circles around Circles
This simple Demonstration investigates two families of curves that are generated by the motion of a point on a circle that rolls outside (epicycloids) or inside (hypocycloids) another circle.
Contributed by:
Denis Shubleka
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Epicycloid
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Hypocycloid
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"
Running Circles around Circles
" from
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http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/RunningCirclesAroundCircles/
Contributed by:
Denis Shubleka
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