cardioid(redirected from Cardioids)
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The parametric equations of this cardioid are
x = -a cos θ (1 - cos θ),
y = a sin θ (1 - cos θ).
A heart-shaped plane curve, the locus of a fixed point on a circle that rolls on the circumference of another circle with the same radius.
(Mathematics) a heart-shaped curve generated by a fixed point on a circle as it rolls around another fixed circle of equal radius, a. Equation: r = a(1 – cos φ), where r is the radius vector and φ is the polar angle
a heart-shaped curve traced by a point on a circle that rolls without slipping on another equal circle. Equation: r = a (1−cosA).
[1745–55; < Greek kardioeidḗs heart-shaped]