Lemniscate of Gerono
In algebraic geometry, the lemniscate of Gerono, or lemniscate of Huygens, or figure-eight curve, is a plane algebraic curve of degree four and genus zero and is a lemniscate curve shaped like an symbol, or figure eight. It has equation
It was studied by Camille-Christophe Gerono.
Because the curve is of genus zero, it can be parametrized by rational functions; one means of doing that is
Another representation is
which reveals that this lemniscate is a special case of a lissajous figure.
- J. Dennis Lawrence (1972). A catalog of special plane curves. Dover Publications. p. 124. ISBN 0-486-60288-5.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Figure Eight Curve", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
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