Parabolic Point

parabolic point

[¦par·ə¦bäl·ik ′pȯint]
(mathematics)
A point on a surface where the total curvature vanishes.

Parabolic Point

 

a point of a surface at which the total curvature is zero. It is often assumed that at a parabolic point the surface has a contact of order one with its tangent plane. Points with higher order of contact are called flattening points.

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