Parallel Curves Formula- HELP PLEASE!!!!!
I initially posted this under pre-Claculus, I think that this is a more suitable forum.
I need help using the Parallel Curves formula as I do not understand it.
The Formula is : Parallel curve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I do not understand how to use it.
I have all points on an initial Ellipse. I want to get a series of points on the parallel ellipse at distance a, so that the resulting Ellipse/Curve is Parallel to my initial one.
I need a numerical example (step by Step) of how to solve this. I am ignorant in differentiation, I am ashamed to say.
The Center of my Ellipse is not at (0,0).
Here are the initial Data I have:
Semi Major Axis = 300
Semi Minor Axis = 100
Center of Ellipse is at (325, 150)
I have the following points that lay on my initial curve (I am only including 10 points for this example)