Definition:Kampyle of Eudoxus
The Kampyle of Eudoxus has the Cartesian equation:
- $x^4 = x^2 + y^2$
where the point $x = y = 0$ is specifically excluded.
In polar coordinates, it is described by the equation:
- $r = \sec^2 \theta$
Source of Name
This entry was named for Eudoxus of Cnidus.
The word kampyle comes from the Greek καμπύλη (pronounced kam-pill-ee), meaning curve.