center of curvature
Date: 1850 the center of the circle whose center lies on the concave side of a curve on the normal to a given point of the curve and whose radius is equal to the radius of curvature at that point

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  • Center of curvature — In geometry, center of curvature of a curve is found at a point that is at a distance equal to the radius of curvature lying on the normal vector. It is the point at infinity if the curvature is zero. The osculating circle to the curve is… …   Wikipedia

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  • center of curvature — noun the center of the circle of curvature • Syn: ↑centre of curvature • Hypernyms: ↑center, ↑centre, ↑midpoint …   Useful english dictionary

  • center of curvature — Math. the center of the circle of curvature. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • center of curvature — noun The center of the osculating circle to a given curve at a given point …   Wiktionary

  • Center of curvature of a curve — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Instantaneous Center of Curvature — Bei einem mit Rädern angetriebenen Objekt müssen sich alle Achsen im Momentanpol M treffen, damit eine Bewegung möglich ist. Als rote Pfeile sind die Geschwindigkeitsvektoren der Hinterachsräder eingezeichnet. Bei einem Momentanpol handelt es… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Center of a curve — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center of a fleet — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center of a surface — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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