## epitrochoidA curve traced out by a point that is a distance c from the center
of a circle of radius b, where c
< b, that is rolling around the outside of another circle of radius
a. It is described by the parametric equations x
= (a + b) cos(t) - c cos[(a/b
+ 1)t],y = (a
+ b) sin(t) - c sin[(a/b + 1)t].
Closely related to the epitrochoid are the epicycloid, hypocycloid, and the hypotrochoid. An example of an epitrochoid appears in Albrecht Dürer's work Instruction in Measurement with Compasses and Straightedge (1525).
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