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spiral of Archimedes

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spiral of Ar·chi·me·des \-ˌär-kə-ˈmē-dēz\

Definition of spiral of Archimedes

  1. :  a plane curve that is generated by a point moving away from or toward a fixed point at a constant rate while the radius vector from the fixed point rotates at a constant rate and that has the equation ρ = a θ in polar coordinates



Origin and Etymology of spiral of archimedes

Archimedes


First Known Use: circa 1856


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