Circle of Curvature

The circle of curvature is a visual expression of the curvature of a curve at a given point. The circle of curvature, or osculating circle, of a curve at a point is the circle tangent to the curve with the same curvature. This Demonstration shows the circles of curvature along several curves.
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H. W. Franke, Animation mit Mathematica, Berlin: Springer, 2002.
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