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The Joy of Osculation

This post is motivated by the wonderful numberphile video here by @mathemaniac.

The left panel is shows a ‘chain’ of circles between parallel lines which intersect the green circle. The lines and small circles in the inverted (reflected) in the green circle to produce the right panel. The blue circle is the inversion of the top line and the big red outer circle the inversion of the bottom line. The outer red circle and blue circle touch (osculate) at the centre of the green cricle (not shown).

The graphic is not perfect but pretty enough for me…


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