453Re: What's notable about this point?
- Mar 1, 2000Clark Kimberling wrote on February 25, 2000
>Would anyone care to find coordinates and nice properties of X (and otherDear Clark and all,
Incircle-inverses are most of time complicated in barycentric coordinates
as Paul Yiu already noted.
Possibly the inverse of the Gergonne point or the Nagel point could
work. The inverse of the Gergonne point has like X(187), inverse of
the symmedian point in the circumcirle, reasonably simple barycentric
coordinates w.r.t. ABC. They are
(2*s*tan(A/2)^2 - a : 2*s*tan(B/2)^2 - b : 2*s*tan(C/2)^2 - c)
(inverse of Gergonne point in the incircle)
with a,b and c sidelengths and s = (a + b + c)/2.
It doesn't occur in ETC.
Barycentric coordinates for the inverse of the Nagel point in the incircle
are (f(a,b,c) : f(b,c,a) : f(c,a,b))
with f(a,b,c) equals the irreducible polynomial
f(a,b,c) = -2*a^4 + (5*b + 5*c)*a^3 + (7*b^2 - 30*c*b + 7*c^2)*a^2
+ (-b^3 + 5*c*b^2 + 5*c^2*b - c^3)*a + (-b^4 + 2*c^2*b^2 - c^4)
Not so easy to remember.
Frans Gremmen, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.