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trochoid





The curve formed by the path of a point on the extension of a radius of a circle as it rolls along a curve or line. It is also the curve formed by the path of a point on a perpendicular to a straight line as the straight line rolls along the convex side of a base curve. By the first definition the trochoid is derived from the cycloid; by the second definition it is derived from the involute.


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