Talk:Folium of Descartes

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My math book refers to the folium of descartes as x^3+y^3-8xy=0 the difference being an 8 instead of a 3. Does the change in constants matter?

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From what I could find in my research, the curve has very little intrinsic mathematical interest and is chiefly famous because of the name attached to it and the incident with Fermat. (It turns out Fermat and Descartes were intense rivals, sort of a prequel to the Newton-Leibniz rivalry.) Really the trisectrix of Maclaurin is the more interesting curve and I added details of how they are related. I removed a lot of the detail such as equations for tangents since this information does not seem notable, given the questionable status of the curve itself. --RDBury (talk) 03:05, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

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