# radius of curvature

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## radius of curvature

(ray -dee-us) Symbol: r , R . The radius of the sphere whose surface contains the surface of a spherical mirror, lens, or wavefront. The curvature of the mirror, etc., is given by the reciprocal of the radius of curvature, i.e. by 1/r . The radius of curvature of a mirror is twice its focal length, f . That of a lens is given by
1/f = (n – 1)(1/r 1 – 1/r 2 )
where n is the refractive index; it is assumed that, in the direction of light travel, the radii, r 1 and r 2, for the convex and concave lens surfaces are positive and negative, respectively.

## radius of curvature

[′rād·ē·əs əv ′kər·və·chər]
(mathematics)
The radius of the circle of curvature at a point of a curve.
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Table 1: Studies reporting Axial Length (AL), Corneal Radius of Curvature (CRC) and AL/CRC Origin N Age (y) AL/CRC Origin N Age (y) AL/CRC AL CRC Singapore 1.
For instance, in this paper, radius of curvature of blades and their installation angle are combined to construct optimal windward section and cut-in angle of airflow.
4-2- Surveying the relationship between the amount of sizing and Radius of Curvature (ROC):
Interlimb comparison of the radius of curvature revealed marked asymmetries for most of the participants (Table 3).
As already stated, no longitude difference was expected, while latitude differences were converted immediately into millimetres using the meridional radius of curvature from GRS80.
o] Radius of curvature R Triangular trough height H Incline angle of triangular [beta] trough Slit half width [r.
In (27), [phi] is the angle between the upwards vertical direction and the direction of the first principal radius of curvature, pointing towards the liquid phase (see Figure 1).
Kubair and Kuloor (1963) presented a correlation by considering the spiral coil a coil of varying radius of curvature.
A radius of curvature of a corner at which the first wall and the side walls cross each other is longer than a radius of curvature of a corner at which the second wall and the side walls cross each other so that a range in which the package can be visually recognized head-on from the side of the first wall is larger than a range in which the package can be visually recognized head-on from the side of the second wall.
special features of the ISF process (hard to form accurately shallow surfaces with large radius of curvature and vertical surfaces);
The short DNA pieces in those tests bent to a radius of curvature of 5 nm.
Abbreviations used are: ASC anterior semicircular canal; LSC lateral semicircular canal; PSC posterior semicircular canal; ASCl length of the ASC; ASCw width of the ASC; LSCl length of the LSC; LSCw width of the LSC; PSCl length of the PSC; PSCw width of the PSC; AAP angle between ASC and PSC; APA ampullar line, connecting the centres of the anterior and posterior ampullae, and projected onto the sagittal plane; ASC-R radius of curvature of the ASC; LSC-R radius of curvature of the LSC; PSC-R radius of curvature of the PSC; SLI sagittal labyrinthine index.

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