Positive frequencies let the circle role outside

The curves are defined by these equations:

c(t) = [ RR * cos(t), RR * sin(t) ] +

[ sticklength*cos(frequency*t),

sticklength*sin(frequency*t)];

The curve and ists tangents are obtained from a rolling construction.

If sticklength = RR/|frequency| (stick = 1), the curves are called epicycloids - which roll outside - and hypocycloids - which roll inside.

For other sticklengths these curves are called epitrochoids resp. hypotrochoids.

c(t) = [ RR * cos(t), RR * sin(t) ] +

[ sticklength*cos(frequency*t),

sticklength*sin(frequency*t)];

The curve and ists tangents are obtained from a rolling construction.

If sticklength = RR/|frequency| (stick = 1), the curves are called epicycloids - which roll outside - and hypocycloids - which roll inside.

For other sticklengths these curves are called epitrochoids resp. hypotrochoids.