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Demonstration for Curvature and the Osculating Circle
Course Topic(s): Multivariable Calculus | Properties of Curves
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.
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Creator(s): Paul Seeburger
Contributor(s): Paul Seeburger
This resource was cataloged by Larry GreenPublisher:
Exploring Multivariable Calculus
Resource copyright: Paul Seeburger
This review was published on June 08, 2011
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