asymptotic curve


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asymptotic curve

[ā‚sim′täd·ik ′kərv]
(mathematics)
A curve on a surface whose osculating plane at each point is the same as the tangent plane to the surface.
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Similarly, from the definitions of the asymptotic curve and the geodesic curve and from the equation S* = S we say the asymptotic curve and geodesic curve in M is the asymptotic curve and geodesic curve in M*, too.
vi) The asymptotic curve in M is the asymptotic curve in M*, too.
the fitting of certain curves that can be reduced to straight lines by transformation of the Y or X variable, fitting a polynomial curve in X which is often a good approximation to a more complex curve, and the asymptotic curve and logistic curve which require more complex procedures.
4) for example, studied Vernier acuity and resolution in infants to estimate the age at which thresholds were twice those of asymptotic levels and the asymptotic level itself (TA) by fitting an asymptotic curve.
Burial rate followed an asymptotic curve over time with a fast initial burial that slowed down with time.
Rohmer and Chabrol proposed an asymptotic curve of accumulated innocence and guilt whose arc might serve to define the "constitutive or original flaw in our natures.
The asymptotic curve is distinguishable from the falling rate curve by the fact that as t approaches infinity, [R.
Indeed, an asymptotic curve may come close to describing a key aspect of reality.
alpha] is a asymptotic curve if and only if [[kappa].
Thus I ended up taking plain and solid geometry and trigonometry in the one school year, in the latter half of which we dealt with asymptotic curves and the asymptotic formula.
Dots, circles, bars, upside down Christmas trees, asymptotic curves.
Forever they'll go on closing the distance between them - as they have in effect been doing, like any well-bonded pair, since Day One of their connection - yet never close it altogether: asymptotic curves that eternally approach but never meet.