Definition:Cissoid of Diocles/Historical Note

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Historical Note on Cissoid of Diocles

Diocles of Carystus designed the curve now known as the cissoid of Diocles in about $180$ BCE, specifically for solving the problem of Doubling the Cube.

It was given its name by Geminus of Rhodes about a century later.

It can also be used to divide an angle into any proportion.