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Topic: Inverse of a conic with regard to the centre is an oval of Cassini
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Rob Johnson

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Re: Inverse of a conic with regard to the centre is an oval of Cassini
Posted: Jul 28, 2011 1:48 AM
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In article <ken.pledger-E49EBA.16523828072011@news.eternal-september.org>,
Ken Pledger <ken.pledger@vuw.ac.nz> wrote:
>In article <20110727.164137@whim.org>, Rob Johnson <rob@trash.whim.org>

>> ....
>> If we invert the points (x -> x/r^2, y -> y/r^2) ....

>Then I rushed into writing

>> x -> (r^2)/x, y -> (r^2)/y ?

>Wrong. Of course he intended r^2 = x^2 + y^2. Sorry.

I'm sorry. This post did not have a References header so it was not
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original thread before I saw this post.

Rob Johnson <rob@trash.whim.org>
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