Definition:Lemniscate of Bernoulli/Geometric Definition/Mistake

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Thème et variations
$1,31102 87771 46059 90523 \ldots$

Mistake

La lemniscate est l'ensemble des points $M$ du plan tels que le produit des distances à deux points fixes $P_1$, $P_2$ est $P_1 M \cdot P_2 M = C^{te} = \sqrt {P_1 P_2}$.

In English:

The lemniscate is the set of points $M$ of the plane such that the product of the distances from two fixed points $P_1$, $P_2$ is $P_1 M \cdot P_2 M = C = \sqrt {P_1 P_2}$.

Correction

The constant is incorrect.

$P_1 M \cdot P_2 M = C = \paren {\dfrac {P_1 P_2} 2}^2$
That is,(when the half-distance between $P_1$ and $P_2$ is equal to the square root of the constant.