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Homework Help: Curvilinear abscissa

  1. Feb 21, 2010 #1

    what does curvilinear abscissa mean?

    thank you
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  3. Feb 21, 2010 #2


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    Hello fishingspree2! :smile:

    I think it just means that you use a curvilinear grid instead of the usual rectangular Cartesian grid …

    you follow the line down to the "axis" in the same way that you'd usually follow a straight line to the x-axis to get the usual abcissa (x-coordinate).
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