How does one find the circumference of a Cassini oval given an equation in the form $\displaystyle ((x-a)^2+y^2)((x+a)^2+y^2)=b^4$ ?

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- Oct 13th 2012, 12:55 AMZeroDivisionErrorCircumference of a Cassini oval
How does one find the circumference of a Cassini oval given an equation in the form $\displaystyle ((x-a)^2+y^2)((x+a)^2+y^2)=b^4$ ?

- Oct 13th 2012, 02:47 AMchiroRe: Circumference of a Cassini oval
Hey ZeroDivisionError.

Are you familiar with arc-length in calculus? - Oct 13th 2012, 09:43 AMZeroDivisionErrorRe: Circumference of a Cassini oval
Unfortunately, I am not. But I know what integrals, derivatives, and series are.

- Oct 13th 2012, 04:18 PMchiroRe: Circumference of a Cassini oval
Here are some resources to get you started:

Arc Length -- from Wolfram MathWorld

Arc length - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia