Epitrochoid sentence example
- The path of a point P in or attached to the rolling cone is a spherical epitrochoid traced on the surface of a sphere of the radius OP. From P draw PQ perpendicular to the instantaneous axis.
- The locus of any other carried point is an "epitrochoid" when the circle rolls externally, and a "hypotrochoid" when the circle rolls internally.
- It may be shown that if the distance of the carried point from the centre of the rolling circle be mb, the equation to the epitrochoid is x = (a+b) cos 0 - mb cos (a+b/b)0, y = (a +b) sin 9 - mb sin (a +b/b)0.
- The curve may be regarded as an epitrochoid (see Epicycloid) in which the rolling and fixed circles have equal radii.Advertisement