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Concept: Arc Length Parametrization

  1. May 16, 2010 #1
    What does the arc length parametrization mean?
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2010
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  3. May 16, 2010 #2
    To be parameterized with respect to arc length with reference point P means that r(s) is the point on the curve such that the arc length from P to r(s) is s. In other words, to get to r(s), you start at P and move along the curve (in what the designated orientation is) a distance s.
     
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