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EPICYCLOIDS

What is Epicycloid?
The cycloid is called the epicycloid when
the generating circle rolls along another
circle outside(directing circle)

The curve traced by a point on a circle


which rolls on the out side of a circular base
surface

CONSTRUCTION OF EPICYCLOID
Step1: Draw and divide the circle in to 12
equal divisions.
Step 2: Transfer the 12 divisions on to the
base surface.
step3: Mark the 12 positions of the circle-
centers (C1,C2,C3,C4..) as the circle rolls on
the base surface.
Step 4: Project the positions of the point
from the circle.
Step 5: Using the radius of the circle and
from the marked centers C1,C2,C3,C4.. etc
cut off the arcs through 1,2,3.. etc
Step 6: Darken the curve