Definition of Curvature. Meaning of Curvature. Synonyms of Curvature
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Definition of Curvature
CurvatureCurvature Cur"va*ture (k?r"v?-t?r; 135), n. [L. curvatura. See
1. The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved;
a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or
surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a curve.
The elegant curvature of their fronds. --Darwin.
2. (Math.) The amount of degree of bending of a mathematical
curve, or the tendency at any point to depart from a
tangent drawn to the curve at that point.
Aberrancy of curvature (Geom.), the deviation of a curve
from a circular form.
Absolute curvature. See under Absolute.
Angle of curvature (Geom.), one that expresses the amount
of curvature of a curve.
Chord of curvature. See under Chord.
Circle of curvature. See Osculating circle of a curve,
Curvature of the spine (Med.), an abnormal curving of the
spine, especially in a lateral direction.
Radius of curvature, the radius of the circle of curvature,
or osculatory circle, at any point of a curve.
Meaning of Curvature from wikipedia
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In mathematics, curvature
is any of several strongly related concepts
in geometry. Intuitively, the curvature
is the amount
- In differential
geometry, the radius
, R, is the reciprocal
of the curvature
. For a curve, it equals
of the circular
- geometric property
and time, or spacetime. In particular, the curvature
is directly related
to the energy
geometry, the Gaussian curvature
or Gauss curvature
Κ of a surface
at a point
is the product
of the prin****l curvatures
, κ1 and κ2, at the given
of the geometry
of the universe
are primarily described
by its curvature
of the universe describes general global
- (thoracic and sacral curvatures
) form during fetal
development. The secondary curves develop after
birth. The cervical curvature forms
as a result
- geometry, the center
of a curve
at a point
that is at a distance
from the curve equal
to the radius
of curvature lying
on the normal...
- The curvatures
of the stomach refer
to the greater
and lesser curvatures
. The greater curvature
of the stomach
is four or five times
as long as the lesser...
(ROC) has specific meaning
and sign convention
design. A spherical
lens or mirror surface
has a center
- normal inward lordotic curvature
of the lumbar
and cervical regions
of the human
spine. The normal outward
in the thoracic
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