Ovals and Egg Curves

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This site (Ovals and Egg Curves) displays some interesting equations for egg curves. One such equation modifies the equation of an ellipse slightly by multiplying the “y²” term by a suitable function t(x), so that y becomes larger on the left side of the y-axis and smaller on the right side.

For example, starting with the equation of the ellipse x²/9+y²/4=1, you can multiply y² by t(x) to get: x²/9+y²/4*t(x)=1. The three examples below show three such functions for t(x) giving egg shaped curves:

Image Source: http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/eggcurves.htm

For more egg curves check out the following two links: