centre of curvature


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centre of curvature

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(Mathematics) the point on the normal at a given point on a curve on the concave side of the curve whose distance from the point on the curve is equal to the radius of curvature
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Noun1.centre of curvature - the center of the circle of curvature
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
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This frame presents the circle of curvature at the point of trajectory, the centre of the curvature, the evolute that draws the centre of curvature and the arrows proportional to the real velocities and accelerations.
Let the centre of curvature for P, Q, S be ([alpha], [beta], [gamma]) respectively.
The polar system of coordinates is bound for the body and deforms together with him, and the origin of him is in the centre of curvature.

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