Pappus Chain

In geometry, the Pappus chain was created by Pappus of Alexandria in the 3rd century AD.

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Pappus Chain - Properties - Steiner Chain
... on an ellipse and tangencies on a circle, the Pappus chain is analogous to the Steiner chain, in which finitely many circles are tangent to two circles ...
Steiner Chain - Elliptical/hyperbolic Locus of Centers
... The centers of the circles of a Steiner chain lie on a conic section ... to the other such systems of circles appear in the Pappus chain, the problem of Apollonius, and the three-dimensional Soddy's hexlet ... Similarly, if some circles of the Steiner chain are externally tangent to both given circles, their centers must lie on a hyperbola, whereas those that are internally tangent to both lie on a different hyperbola ...

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