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CLINOID

Curve studied and named by Heinzerling in 1869.
From the Greek klinê: to lean ; clinoid is also the name of a bone in the skull. |

Cartesian equation: , general solution of the differential equation . |

If *b *or *c *is equal to zero, we get the exponential curve.

When *b* = *c* = *a*/2, we get the catenary.

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