# Definition:Cycloid/Arc

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## Curve

Consider a cycloid traced by a point $P$ on the circumference of a circle.

An **arc of the cycloid** is defined as being a part of the cycloid traced out by $P$ between the points where it meets the straight line.

## Also known as

Some sources give this as an **arch**, while others call it a **hump**.

## Also see

## Sources

- Weisstein, Eric W. "Cycloid." From
*MathWorld*--A Wolfram Web Resource. https://mathworld.wolfram.com/Cycloid.html