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How is equation art created [duplicate]

A friend of mine sent me a Wofram Alpha link to a parametric curve that creates a detailed drawing of a game character. The parametric equation that draws it is about ~9 screens tall on my ...
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What is a French curve, as mentioned by Feynman?

I'm reading "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!", he says: I often liked to play tricks on people when I was at MIT. One time, in mechanical drawing class, some joker picked up a French curve (a ...
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Curve parametrization

When plotting following implicit function $x^4 + y^4 = 2xy$, what is the best way to parametrize it? I tried $y=xt$, but then I get $x=\sqrt{2t\over {1+t^4}}$ and $y=\sqrt{2t^3\over {1+t^4}}$, which ...
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Equation for this graph

I am trying to find an equation for the graph that crosses the Y axis at (0,100), X axis at (100, 0), is a curve with adjustable degree of "bending" and has an axis of symmetry y(x) = x. Here are few ...
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Should a “good” equation divide the plane?

At the question Is there any equation for triangle? (MSE) the answer given by Henning Makholm received the most upvotes. Therefore let's define the following triangle function $H$ with (a,b,c) the ...
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Curves with “constant speed”?

I am new to the concept of curves. Let us a assume we have a simple function such as $f:\mathbb{R}^+\rightarrow \mathbb R^+\quad f(x) := \sqrt{x}$. (Or $f(x)=\exp(x)$ or a polynomial etc.). We can ...
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Define together with the $x$-axis an area.

The curves $y = \sqrt{2x+3}$ and $y = x$ define together with the $x$-axis an area. Determine the exact value of the specific area. How do you solve?
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Graph of a curve

Today in my test, there was a question which had contour C: $|z+\dfrac{1}{z}| = 2$. What does the curve represent? Is it a discrete set of points or really a curve?
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Using equations to draw out complex objects

How do people come up with equations of curves to draw out complex objects? Some popular examples would include: batman curve & PSY curve. This stackexchange link explains the rationale for the ...
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Defining the movement of an object on a 2-dimensional plane

I am trying to define the movement of an object for a danmaku game I am making. Here is a link to some example gameplay (not my game, but a popular series in this genre made by Zun). Basically, I was ...
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How to mathematically color the regions bounded by a parametric curve?

Usually, if an implicit equation F(x,y) = 0 defines a curve (or curves) on the x-y plane, then we can use the inequalities F(x,y) < 0 or F(x,y) > 0 to color the regions bounded by the curve (or ...
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polar graphs and investigation

I am new to polar graphs and I am trying to investigate some certain cases: What happens when you change the $b$ value to different positive integers in polar equations of the forms: ...
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Can you write a non-piecewise equation that describes an arbitrary shape?

This batman equation thing got me thinking: for an arbitrary curve drawn on the Cartesian plane, can you write a corresponding equation which is not piecewise? What about closed shapes, a la the ...
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Is this Batman equation for real?

HardOCP has an image with an equation which apparently draws the Batman logo. Is this for real?