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10-11-2020
05:13 PM

10-11-2020
05:13 PM

Sinusoid or not sinusoid

It is a sinusoid:

Is it a sinusoid or this curve has any other name?

I will not sleep until I get an answer!

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10-11-2020
06:03 PM

10-11-2020
06:03 PM

Re: Sinusoid or not sinusoid

Its a Cardioide! Try sin(x)-1 instead of sin(x) and use a regular polar plot (with zero in the centre).

You may see it every morning on the surface of your cup of coffee because the caustic of a circle is a Cardoide.

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10-14-2020
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10-14-2020
07:27 AM

10-14-2020
07:27 AM

Re: Sinusoid or not sinusoid

What your pic shows is an Epicycloid (or Hypercycloid).

Most of them don't have special names.

Only if r1=r2 its called a Cardioid and if r1=2*r2 its called a Nephroid.

If a circle rolls INSIDE another, the path is called a Hypocycloid.

And if you watch for the path of a point not on the perimeter of the circle, its called a trochoide.