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Tangent Developable

A Ruled Surface $M$ is a tangent developable of a curve ${\bf y}$ if $M$ can be parameterized by ${\bf x}(u,v)={\bf y}(u)+v{\bf y}'(u)$. A tangent developable is a Flat Surface.

See also Binormal Developable, Normal Developable


Gray, A. Modern Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 341-343, 1993.

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