devil's curve


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devil's curve

[′dev·əlz ′kərv]
(mathematics)
A plane curve whose equation in Cartesian coordinates x and y is y 4- a 2 y 2= x 4- b 2 x 2, where a and b are constants. Also known as devil on two sticks.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Peru bus crash leaves 48 dead AT LEAST 48 people were killed in Peru when a bus tumbled down a cliff from a narrow stretch of road known as the Devil's Curve, authorities said.
The stretch is popularly known as the 'Devil's Curve', according to locals.
Nearly everyone on board was killed Tuesday after the passenger bus collided with a tractor trailer on a narrow stretch of highway known as the "Devil's Curve." Firefighters and police worked for more than 24 hours to recover the remains, tying bodies onto stretchers and pulling them up the cliff with ropes.
The bus, which was travelling along a narrow stretch of highway known as the "Devil's Curve," with 57 passengers on board was headed to Peru's capital when it was hit by a tractor trailer shortly before Tuesday afternoon.
The tragedy occurred at a dangerous turn in the road known as the "Devil's Curve".
The accident occurred on Tuesday night on the Pan American Highway North about 45 km from Lima in Pasamayo, an area overlooking the Pacific Ocean known as "The Devil's Curve", reports Efe news.
NNA - At least 30 people were killed when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach Tuesday along a narrow stretch of highway known as the "Devil's Curve," Peruvian police and fire officials said.