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polar curve Line breaks: polar curve

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Definition of polar curve in English:


A curve drawn on polar coordinates around a fixed point, as in a polar diagram.
Example sentences
  • 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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