A curve studied by the Belgian physicist and mathematician Joseph Plateau. It has Cartesian equation

If , the Plateau curve degenerates to a Circle with center and radius 2.

**References**

MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. ``Plateau Curves.'' http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Curves/Plateau.html.

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