Entry from British & World English dictionary
A curve drawn on polar coordinates around a fixed point, as in a polar diagram.
- One pleasant surprise was the unveiling of graceful polar curves known as limaçons from the deceptively simple equation r = b + a cos.
- Steve Pearson discusses some aspects of the polar curves displayed on the Wills Wing web site.
- However, the bird rarely glided with wings fully extended, and moreover geometry of decelerating glides cannot readily be deduced from a constant-speed glide polar curve.
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