The ``temperature'' of a curve is defined as
where is the length of and is the length of the Perimeter of the Convex Hull. The
temperature of a curve is 0 only if the curve is a straight line, and increases as the curve becomes more ``wiggly.''
See also Curlicue Fractal
Pickover, C. A. Keys to Infinity. New York: Wiley, pp. 164-165, 1995.
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