# 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
Rating:
Creator(s):
Paul Seeburger
Cataloger:
Larry Green
Publisher:
Exploring Multivariable Calculus
Rights:
Paul Seeburger