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IEVref: | 113-01-31 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | curvature | ||

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Symbol: | κ
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Definition: | inverse of the radius of curvature ρ, thus κ = 1/ρNOTE 1 Curvature is the limiting value of the quotient of the difference of the angles of the tangents in two neighbouring points on a curve by their distance, when this distance tends to zero NOTE 2 The coherent SI unit of curvature is metre to the power minus one, m | ||

Publication date: | 2011-04 | ||

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NOTE 1 Curvature is the limiting value of the quotient of the difference of the angles of the tangents in two neighbouring points on a curve by their distance, when this distance tends to zero

NOTE 2 The coherent SI unit of curvature is metre to the power minus one, m^{−1}.