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Whewell Equation

An Intrinsic Equation which expresses a curve in terms of its Arc Length $s$ and Tangential Angle $\phi$.

See also Arc Length, Cesàro Equation, Intrinsic Equation, Natural Equation, Tangential Angle


Yates, R. C. ``Intrinsic Equations.'' A Handbook on Curves and Their Properties. Ann Arbor, MI: J. W. Edwards, pp. 123-126, 1952.

© 1996-9 Eric W. Weisstein