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11.18.2  Envelopes: envelope

The envelope command takes two arguments, the first argument is expression expr in the variables x, y and a parameter such as t, and the second argument is the name of the parameter.

envelope draws the envelope of the family of curves given by expr=0 over the parameter t.
Input:

envelope(y + x*tan(t) - 2*sin(t),t)

Output:

The envelope command can use variables besides x and y. In this case, the second argument needs to be a list of the two variables and the parameter.
Input:

envelope(v + u*tan(s) - 2*sin(s),[u,v,s])

Output:


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