Lawrence, J. Dennis Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California.
Last reviewed:August 2020
- Sketching a curve
- Derived curves
- Other types
- Algebraic and transcendental curves
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The locus of points in the euclidean plane that satisfy some geometric or algebraic definition. Not all sets of points deserve to be called a curve, but the distinction is somewhat arbitrary. For most of this article, a curve is considered to be the locus of a set of points that satisfy an algebraic or transcendental equation in two variables.
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