Egg Shape Construction
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The oval shape of an egg can be constructed with a compass by joining arcs of different radii. Change the defining angle and see how the shape morphs. Look at the full circles and see how their tangents match at their shared points.
Contributed by: Michael Schreiber (March 2011)
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"Egg Shape Construction"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: March 7 2011