# Villalpando's proportionatrix secunda

Author:
RMF
Construction of the proportionatrix secunda in a semicircle of diameter AG. Steps to find a point K of the curve from a point F of the semicircle:
1. Semicircle of diameter AG and center D(diagram).
2. Semicircle of diameter DG.
3. A point F is selected on the large semicircle, FG is drawn cutting the small semicircle in H.
4. Perpendicular HI from H to AG.
5. Semicircle of center I and radius IG.
6. K is the intersection of this semicircle with FG.
7. L is the intersection of this semicircle with AG. FL is drawn.
The bottom bar of the canvas allows to follow these steps. Once the last step of the construction is arrived at, click on the 'Trace' button: the trajectory of the red point will trace the curve when F moves on the semicircle. To stop the process, click on 'Stop Trace'.You can also draw the curve by selecting the point on the larger semicircle and moving it along the semicircle. To clean the canvas and get the initial configuration, click on the button with two circular arrows in the right upper corner of the canvas.