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Super ellipse
04/22/06 4:56pm

Consider the equation of the super ellipse:

x^(2n)/(a^(2n)) + y^(2n)/(b^(2n)) = 1

Is it possible to find a good set of orthogonal curvilinear coordinates as for the ellipse (see the link below)?

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/EllipticCylindricalCoordinates.html

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