 # Darboux Cubic

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Given a triangle and a point , the pedal triangle of is formed by the feet of the perpendiculars from to the three sides of triangle .

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The Darboux cubic of (orange curve) is the set of all positions of such that its pedal triangle is in perspective with . In other words, the three gray dashed lines meet at a single point if and only if the point is on the cubic.

Let , , be the side lengths and let , , be the excenters of .

Then the equation of the Darboux cubic of in barycentric coordinates is given by , where the sum is over all six permutations of the variables , , .

The Darboux cubic passes through the points , , and the Kimberling centers , , , , , , .

You can drag the vertices , , and the point .

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Contributed by: Minh Trinh Xuan (August 2022)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

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References

 C. Kimberling, "Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers." http://faculty.evansville.edu/ck6/encyclopedia.

 B. Gilbert. "K004 Darboux Cubic = pk (X6, X20)." (Aug 2, 2022) bernard-gibert.pagesperso-orange.fr/Exemples/k004.html.

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Minh Trinh Xuan "Darboux Cubic"
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/DarbouxCubic/
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Published: August 15, 2022

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