04/14/2008, 10:35 AM

andydude Wrote:I just thought I'd add something I found recently.

A cardioid is a shape that is very similar to this, and I thought I'd try and approximate it. It turns out its not a cardioid, but its very close, and can be approximated with the parametric equations:

where a = 1.36 and c = 1.17

Andrew Robbins

Perhaps this can be also used? It has similar shape and parametrization, but different place for coefficients, and is more general then cardioid.

Limacon?

Ivars