At any point p of the line we have, if pAq = 0, pBq=4, .. (a) may be written k (Aq + Dq) = 1 (Dq − Bq), i.e. k. AD-l. BD, which by construction it does.] To find points on the locus represented by (1). With the points A and B as centres describe two circles S and T of radii a Є b AB and -. AB respectively. Draw any common ordinate NLQ, с meeting S in L and Tin N; then the lines AL and BN intersect in a point, P, on the required locus; for or or AQ+QB = AB, AL cos 0 + BN cos &= AB, if BAL is 0 and ABN is 4, which is the given equation. 1 If the line DC meet the curve in R and R, the angles RAB, RAB are the required values of 0, and the angles RBA, R,BA those of p. There is a precisely similar loop on the other side of AB. In the particular case in which ab the locus is the Magnetic Curve. (Prob. 168.) PROBLEM 182. To find 0 and from the equations SLCL G sin Take two points A and B such that AB = a+b; make 40 = a, 07-5 and draw OD perpendicular to AB; with A as centre and radius describe a circle, and draw any radius AC meeting Pin 4; inflect BJ LC (J being on OD); then P, the point of mersection of AC and BJ is a point on the locus represented by (1), the angles @ and 4 being ALO and BJO respectively. There is a precisely similar loop on the other side of AB. Again the equation cos 0= k cos & gives sin PAB = k. sin PBA og PBk. PA, i. e. P is the vertex of a triangle on a given base 1% and with sides in a given ratio (Problem 17), i. e. the locus reprosouted by the second equation is a circle whose diameter V the line joining the points which divide AB internally and externally in the ratio 1: k; ie. AQ: QB :: 1: k :: AQ1 : Q1B. The values of @ and which satisfy both equations are those the points of intersection of this circle and the [Trace the loci y = sin x (harmonic curve) and y line through the origin): the values of x corresponding to their points of intersection are solutions.] 2. Solve the equation sin x = ax + b. [The intersections of the harmonic curve y = sin x and of the straight line y = ax + b where a and b are constants.] 3. Solve the equation 2o = 5 sin 0. [The intersections of the equiangular spiral r = 2o and of the where a, b, c and n are given constants. [The 2nd equation represents a locus identical with (1) of Problem 181, attention being paid to the usual conventions as to sign. The 1st equation represents a right line perpendicular to AB (fig. 185), the base of this locus, and meeting it in D so that where l, m, n, a and a are constants. [Draw two lines AB, AC including an angle a, and mal AB= = a and AC = m. 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