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Topic: General angle division
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davide

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From: paris
Registered: 11/26/05
General angle division
Posted: Sep 4, 2011 4:18 AM
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Hello everyone.

I am looking for a geometrical solution (even a sketch of the solution) of the General Angle division (namely, the problem of dividing an arbitrary angle into any number of equal parts) involving the cycloid.

I am interested in a purely geometrical construction (which avoids, in other words, recourse to calculus or analytic geometry), since I am interested in the use of the cycloid during mid XVIIth century, when its analytic expression had not been developed yet.

Thank you in advance for your help,
Davide



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