osculating circle

NOUN
  1. the circle that touches a curve (on the concave side) and whose radius is the radius of curvature
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How To Use osculating circle In A Sentence

  • Should the students be asked to sketch the osculating circle to a given curve at a given point, and then notice that as the point of contact changes, the radius of the circle is inversely proportional to the measure of curvature?
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