the absolute value of the reciprocal of the curvature at a point on a curve.
the absolute value of the reciprocal of the curvature of a curve at a given point; the radius of a circle the curvature of which is equal to that of the given curve at that point See also centre of curvature
noun, Physics. 1. the distance from an axis at which the mass of a body may be assumed to be concentrated and at which the moment of inertia will be equal to the moment of inertia of the actual mass about the axis, equal to the square root of the quotient of the moment of […]
noun 1. (in a feathering paddle wheel) any of the rods, meeting in a hub mounted eccentrically with the paddle-wheel shaft, for feathering the paddles while in the water.
noun, plural radii vectores [vek-tawr-eez, -tohr-] /vɛkˈtɔr iz, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA), radius vectors. 1. Mathematics. the length of the line segment joining a fixed point or origin to a given point. 2. Astronomy. noun 1. (maths) a line joining a point in space to the origin of polar or spherical coordinates 2. (astronomy) an imaginary […]
[rey-diks] /ˈreɪ dɪks/ noun, plural radices [rad-uh-seez, rey-duh-] /ˈræd əˌsiz, ˈreɪ də-/ (Show IPA), radixes. 1. Mathematics. a number taken as the base of a system of numbers, logarithms, or the like. 2. Anatomy, Botany. a root; radicle. /ˈreɪdɪks/ noun (pl) -dices (-dɪˌsiːz), -dixes 1. (maths) any number that is the base of a number […]