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T'(s) = W(s) x T(s)

N'(s) = W(s) x N(s)

B'(s) = W(s) x B(s)

The problem I'm having here is that I define first that T(s) should be the unit tangent at the point s. I assume that my curve is parametrized by arc length so T'(s) is certainly orthogonal to T(s). The problem I have now, is that N(s) is parallel to T'(s). So my only possible choice for W(s) at this point is +/- B(s), as it must be orthogonal to both T(s) and N(s). But this gives that B'(s) is identically 0 for all s, which is fine for a plane curve I suppose because then the osculating plane isn't rolling and B'(s) is supposed to vanish because the torsion is identically 0. But this is supposed to be for a general curve in R_3.

Can anyone perhaps just point out a serious flaw in my logic so that I might continue on with this, or am I not mistaken in what I'm saying here?