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circle involute




circle involute
The simplest kind of spiral to draw and understand. It is, for example, the path that a goat, tethered to a post, would follow if it walked around and around in the same direction, keeping its tether taut until it wound its way to the center.

The radial distance between adjacent loops of the spiral is equal to the circumference of the central circle. Except for the innermost loop, the circle involute is hard to distinguish from the Archimedean spiral, though the two curves are never identical.


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