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- n. Plural form of evolute.
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Mathematics and Imagination by Kasner and Newman, and went of to work through a calculus text, until I got stuck in a chapter on involutes and evolutes.
Certain propositions of great difficulty enable us to deduce quite easily the Cartesian equations to the _evolutes_ of the three conics.
The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield
Man evolutes upward on the scale of life by two tribes of apes.
Geometry: Tangents and normals to curves; rectilinear and curvilinear asymptotes; singular points of curves; radius of curvature and evolutes; tracing of curves and discussion of their equations, referred to rectangular or polar co-ordinates.