**Curve** — Curve, n. [See {Curve}, a., {Cirb}.] 1. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a straight… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Curve of quickest descent** — Curve Curve, n. [See {Curve}, a., {Cirb}.] 1. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Curve sketching** — In geometry, curve sketching (or curve tracing) includes techniques that can used to produce a rough idea of overall shape of a plane curve given its equation without computing the large numbers of points required for a detailed plot. It is an… … Wikipedia

**Axis of a curve** — Curve Curve, n. [See {Curve}, a., {Cirb}.] 1. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Plane curve** — Curve Curve, n. [See {Curve}, a., {Cirb}.] 1. A bending without angles; that which is bent; a flexure; as, a curve in a railway or canal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A line described according to some low, and having no finite portion of it a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**tracing** — 1. Any graphic display of electrical or mechanical cardiovascular events, e.g., electrocardiogram, phlebogram. SEE ALSO: curve. 2. In dentistry, a line or lines, scribed on a table or plate by a pointed instrument, re … Medical dictionary

**Semiconductor curve tracer** — The Type 575 Transistor Curve Tracer displays the dynamic characteristic curves of both NPN and PNP transistors on the screen of a 5 inch cathode ray tube. Several different transistor characteristic curves may be displayed, including the… … Wikipedia

**Kuznets curve** — is the graphical representation of Simon Kuznets s theory ( Kuznets hypothesis ) that economic inequality increases over time while a country is developing, then after a critical average income is attained, begins to decrease. One theory as to… … Wikipedia

**Dragon curve** — A dragon curve is any member of a family of self similar fractal curves, which can be approximated by recursive methods such as Lindenmayer systems. Contents 1 Heighway dragon 1.1 Construction … Wikipedia

**Parallel curve** — An ellipse (red), its evolute (blue) and some parallel curves (green). Note how the parallel curves have cusps when they touch the evolute … Wikipedia