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  • It is named the tractory, since a weight placed on the ground and drawn along by means of a flexible string by a person travelling in a straight line, the weight not being in this line, describes the curve in question.
  • Now let PT be a tangent to the curve at P, cutting OX in T; PT=PYXsecant obliquity, and this is to be a constant quantity; hence the curve is that known as the tractory of the straight line OX, in which PT = OR = constant, This curve is described by having a fixed straight edge parallel to OX, along which slides a slider carrying a pin whose centre is T.
 
 

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