Witch-of-agnesi meaning
A planar cubic curve that is symmetric about the y -axis and that approaches the x -axis as an asymptote. Its equation is x^{2} y = 4 a^{2} (2 a − y ), where a is a constant.
noun
A planar cubic curve that is symmetric about the y -axis and that approaches the x -axis as an asymptote. Its equation is x^{2} y = 4 a^{2} (2 a − y ), where a is a constant.
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Origin of witch-of-agnesi
- witch (translation of Italian avversiera, versiera) (confused with versiera curve, turning) (from New Latin versōria) (from Latin versus turned, reversed) (past participle of vertere to turn verse^{1}) Maria Gaetana Agnesi
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition