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Hypotrochoid Art Set

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It's the grown-up version of a classic childhood toy

  • Proving that math can be beautiful
  • Grown-up version of a beloved childhood toy
  • Two hypotrochoid templates, 6 gear circles, pens, tin

Math can be beautiful - an art form. There are many geeks out there that, when faced with trigonometry and calculus threw themselves in the loops and whorls that made up the graphs described in complex multidimensional equations. There are, of course, those that looked at y=abs{2sin(x)cos(x)} and giggled at the resulting graph's anatomical resemblance. I guess not every Newton can be expected to also be a Monet.

In the 60's, a children's toy was released that created these beautiful hypotrochoids. Imagine a fixed point set inside one circle that travels along the inside of a second circle. The complex harmony of the position of the point, and the diameters of the two circles create a complex looping track. It's beautiful, but it's math!

Included in the Hypotrochoid art set are:

  • Two Hypotrochoid templates (outer circles)
  • Six gear circles (inner circles)
  • Red Green and Blue Pens
  • Convenient metal traveling tin

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