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Normal Lines and Curvature

by Kirby C. Smith (Texas A&M University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 2000

Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Differential Geometry
Applicable Course(s): 3.3 Mainstream Calculus III, IV

Plane curvature is calculated by normal lines and a limiting process.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Multivariable Calculus | Properties of Curves
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