Rectifying Segment

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Rectifying Segment

 

The rectifying segment of a curve is a line segment whose length is equal to the length of the curve. The determination of this line segment is called the rectification of the curve.

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