A Visual Guide to Archimedean Spirals and its Special Cases

Pritesh Tailor
Math Simplified
Published in
6 min readMay 21, 2022

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Trace of an Archimedean Spiral

The Archimedean Spiral is a curve that is one of several types of spiral functions. It is traced out by a curve which moves outwards from a point, moving further away as it revolves around that point at a constant speed. A classic example of this spiral in action in real life can be seen in vinyl players.

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Pritesh Tailor
Math Simplified

DevOps/Cloud engineer and a specialist in Scientific and High Performance Computing with a Phd in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry.