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ERIC Number: EJ817792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Albrecht Durer's Trochoidal Woodcuts
Simoson, Andrew J.
PRIMUS, v18 n6 p489-499 Nov 2008
Since Albrecht Durer studied the trochoid curves in a 1525 treatise on geometry called "The Art of Measurement with Compass and Straightedge," it is natural to wonder whether he used them in his artwork. We therefore consider several pieces on which we overlay hypocycloids, limacons, and epicycloids so as to check for good matches in a fun activity of manipulating parametric equations, curves, and Durer's art. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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