Cassini Ovals

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This Demonstration shows the family of Cassini ovals (or Cassini ellipses). These curves are traced by a point such that the product of its distances from two fixed points a distance apart is a constant .

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The shape depends on . If , the curve is a single loop. The case produces a lemniscate. If , then the curve consists of two loops.

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Contributed by: Eduardo J. Oliver Martos (June 2016)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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