line of curvature

line of curvature

[′līn əv ′kər·və·chər]
(mathematics)
A curve on a surface whose tangent lies along a principal direction at each point.
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(v) The principal curve (line of curvature) in M is the principal curve in M*, too.
[alpha] is line of curvature if and only if [[tau].sub.g] = 0.