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    Involute of a Circle

    I've been trying to determine a way to describe the roots of an involute of a circle without using approximation methods. I've used Newton's Method to find that as t approaches infinity, the distance between roots approaches pi (in terms of t). This has led me to think that there might be some way to describe the sequence of these roots with a formula. So my question is - is there a known formula that determines these roots and if not, is it possible to develop one?
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    Re: Involute of a Circle

    Quote Originally Posted by vinsanity209667 View Post
    I've been trying to determine a way to describe the roots of an involute of a circle without using approximation methods. I've used Newton's Method to find that as t approaches infinity, the distance between roots approaches pi (in terms of t). This has led me to think that there might be some way to describe the sequence of these roots with a formula. So my question is - is there a known formula that determines these roots and if not, is it possible to develop one?
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