Parabola of Descartes
In mathematics, a trident curve (also trident of Newton or parabola of Descartes) is any member of the family of curves that have the formula:

Trident curves are cubic plane curves with an ordinary double point in the real projective plane at x = 0, y = 1, z = 0; if we substitute x = x/z and y = 1/z into the equation of the trident curve, we get

which has an ordinary double point at the origin. Trident curves are therefore rational plane algebraic curves of genus zero.

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Descartes Parabola and the Traditional Parabola - BIBSYS Brage
Master Thesis in Mathematics Education. Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences. Agder University College Spring. Descartes Parabola and the Traditional ...
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ABSTRACT. This study concentrates on Descartes' geometry, especially the Descartes' parabola and traditional parabola. Who is Descartes? Rene Descartes ...
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May 1, 2004 ... Descartes studied the trident 1) of Descartes,. which has also been given the name Parabola of Descartes (although it is not a parabola).
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Judith Grabiner, Descartes and Problem-Solving, Mathematics ...
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Descartes is an applet (a program written in Java) which can be configured. ... the following parabola graph has been created using the Descartes applet.
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A parabola (plural parabolas or parabolae, adjective parabolic, from Greek: παραβολή) is a two-dimensional, mirror-symmetrical curve, which is approximately U ...
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Functions of a Curve : Leibniz's Original Notion of Functions and its Meaning for the Parabola David Dennis & Jere Confrey Mailing Address: Dr. David Dennis
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Government for financing my studies and to the Agder University College for providing ... explain how Descartes' found the traditional parabola and Descartes'  ...
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Descartes deep understanding of polynomials in two variables and the ... By changing the coefficients A, D, E, F a variety of parabolas can be produced.
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The dominant view Newton opposed was devised by René Descartes, and was supported (in part) by Gottfried Leibniz. .... In words, the surface of the water is parabolic in its dependence upon the radius. .... University of Chicago Press. p. 170.
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and thus foreshadowed the analytical geometry of Descartes. We give ... theologian and the rector of the University of Utrecht, was accused of being an atheist. Omar did not seem .... tion of the circle given by (3) and the parabola given by (2).
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Daina Taimina, Cornell University. (Supported by National ... When Rene Descartes (1596-1650) published his Geometry (1637) he did not create a curve by plotting points from an .... Drawing Hyperbolas and Parabolas with Links and Sliders.
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Rene Descartes and his contribution to graphing in the coordinate plane. ... For example, Descartes found general equations for certain kinds of parabolas ... The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University ...
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Descartes: An Intellectual Biography
Stephen Gaukroger, 1995
Stephen Gaukroger. 1 62.0. The work that is picked out is the 'solution of all solid problems', that is, the construction of all problems resolvable in terms of cubic or quartic equations by means of a circle and a parabola. The evidence for the ...
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Jan de Witt’s Elementa Curvarum Linearum: Liber Secundus
Johan de Witt, A. W. Grootendorst, 2010
Descartes later solves this using a “higher” curve, namely the “trident” or “Parabola of Descartes.” We will come back to this curve in Section 5.3 of the appendix. At this point Descartes interrupts his treatment of Pappus's problem to insert an ...
Mathematics for the Nonmathematician (Dover Books on Mathematics)
Morris Kline, 1985
Practical, scientific, philosophical, and artistic problems have caused men to investigate mathematics. But there is one other motive which is as strong as any of these — the search for beauty. Mathematics is an art, and as such affords the pleasures which all the arts afford." In this erudite, entertaining college-level text, Morris Kline, Pr...
The Investigation of Difficult Things: Essays on Newton and ...
Peter M. Harman, Alan E. Shapiro, 2002
Descartes, Pappus' problem and the Cartesian Parabola : a conjecture HENK J. M. BOS Acknowledgement Kirsti Andersen read and discussed several drafts of the present article; I am thankful for her advice and support. Sometime in 1631  ...
Descartes's Mathematical Thought
C. Sasaki, 2003
C. Sasaki. ED2 = GB.EA. Draw a parabola whose vertex is A and the latus rectum is GB. Let the straight line AD be connected and be cut into two equal parts at I. And let TI be extended to R (R is not always on the parabola) so that TR is equal  ...
The European Mathematical Awakening: A Journey Through the ...
Frank J. Swetz, 2013
Since there were very few curves in Descartes's day, each received its own fancy name. This curve was only the second ... Let us now consider Descartes's argument for the Cartesian Parabola being a geometrical curve. He gave the following ...

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The other day as I was skimming through Jesus's parables in Matthew, I noticed this odd little text: 51 Συνήκατε ταῦτα πάντα; λέγουσιν αὐτῷ· Ναί. 52 ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Διὰ τοῦτο πᾶς γραμματεὺς μαθητευθεὶς τῇ βασιλείᾳ⸃ τῶν οὐρανῶν ὅμοιός ἐστιν ἀνθρώπῳ οἰκοδεσπότῃ ὅστις ἐκβάλλει ἐκ τοῦ θησαυροῦ αὐτοῦ καινὰ καὶ παλαιά. 53 καὶ ἐγένετο…
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