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Demonstration for Curvature and the Osculating Circle

This applet shows a curve in the \(xy\)-plane, the vector from the origin to a point on the curve, and the osculating circle. Also displayed is the curvature. The student can use a slider to move the point along the curve and view the changing osculating circle and curvature. There is also a button that activates the animated motion of the point and the corresponding osculating circle and curvature.

Identifier: 
http://web.monroecc.edu/manila/webfiles/calcNSF/JavaCode/CalcPlot3D-CurvatureOscCircle.htm
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Average: 2.9 (392 votes)
Creator(s): 
Paul Seeburger
Cataloger: 
Larry Green
Publisher: 
Exploring Multivariable Calculus
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Paul Seeburger

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