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ERIC Number: EJ1282629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Quantifying the Curvature of Curves: An Intuitive Introduction to Differential Geometry
Osborne, Jason M.; Cook, William; Bossé, Michael J.
PRIMUS, v31 n2 p133-152 2021
In this paper we introduce the reader to a foundational topic of differential geometry: the curvature of a curve. To make this topic engaging to a wide audience of readers, we develop this intuitive introduction employing only basic geometry without calculus and derivatives. It is hoped that this introduction will encourage many more to both consider this mathematical notion and to develop enthusiasm for mathematical studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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