Curve

Pronunciation: /k…úrv/ Explain
curves
Figure 1: Curves

A curve is a continuous, one-dimensional set of points. A curve can exist in one or more dimensions. Lines and line segments both meet the mathematical definition of a curve.

A curve is closed if the end point of the curve is in the same location as the start point. A curve is open if it is not closed.

A curve is simple if it does not cross itself. A curve is complex if it is not simple.

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McAdams, David E. Curve. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/curve.html.

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6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (McAdams, David E.)
8/5/2010: Added simple or closed curve. (McAdams, David E.)
1/6/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
12/3/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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