Witch-of-agnesi meaning

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A planar cubic curve that is symmetric about the y -axis and that approaches the x -axis as an asymptote. Its equation is x2 y = 4 a2 (2 ay ), where a is a constant.
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A planar cubic curve that is symmetric about the y -axis and that approaches the x -axis as an asymptote. Its equation is x2 y = 4 a2 (2 ay ), 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 verse1) Maria Gaetana Agnesi
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition