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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: curvature
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Symbol: κ
Definition: inverse of the radius of curvature ρ, thus κ = 1/ρ

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.


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