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An Osculating Circle for Various Curvatures
The curvature,
, is the extent to which a curve deviates from being flat. The radius of the circle of best fit to the curve (the osculating circle) is equal to
. As curvature approaches zero, the curve becomes closer and closer to a straight line.
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Nader Al-Naji
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