Lockwood (1957) terms the ellipse negative pedal curve with pedal point at the focus "Burleigh's oval" in honor of his student M. J. Burleigh, who first drew his attention to the curve.

# Burleigh's Oval

## See also

Ellipse Negative Pedal Curve, Oval, Ovoid## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## References

Hilton, H.*Plane Algebraic Curves.*Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, p. 64, 1932.Lockwood, E. H. "Negative Pedal Curve of the Ellipse with Respect to a Focus."

*Math. Gaz.*

**41**, 254-257, 1957.Salmon, G.

*A Treatise on Higher Plane Curves, Intended As a Sequel to a Treatise on Conic Sections, 3rd ed.*Dublin: Hodges, p. 107, 1879.

## Referenced on Wolfram|Alpha

Burleigh's Oval## Cite this as:

Weisstein, Eric W. "Burleigh's Oval."
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