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Torsion of the curve

  1. Apr 15, 2014 #1
    how can we understand torsion of curve is in the direction of normal unit vector en?
     

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  5. Apr 15, 2014 #4

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    It is a mathematical system which helps with space curves; it starts with the idea that the tangent to a curve can be found by taking the derivative of the curve's functional definition wrt the distance along the curve.

    Then two more orthogonal vectors are created, providing a co-moving orthogonal reference system.

    This is usually first encountered in a vector calculus course, though it is useful in many areas of engineering.
     
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