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Hyperbola Evolute

The Evolute of a Rectangular Hyperbola is the Lamé Curve

(ax)^{2/3} - (by)^{2/3} = (a+b)^{2/3}.

From a point between the two branches of the Evolute, two Normals can be drawn to the Hyperbola. However, from a point beyond the Evolute, four Normals can be drawn.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein