Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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A hypocycloid is the curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle as it rolls around the inner circumference of another circle. In this construction it's the envelope of chords across a circle, where the endpoints move but one moves faster than the other.

Number of lobes: Number of chords per lobe:

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Created 7 February 2012, Last Update 11 August 2014

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