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Calculus Formula Question?  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 719 times:

What was the formula to find the radius of a nth-order curve?

assume y(x) = A + Bx +Cx2 + ... + etc.

I know it has something to do with the first and second derivative (y' and y").


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User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 708 times:

do you mean radius of curvature? if then it's just

R ={ [1 + (y')^2]^(3/2) } / y"

If memory serves me correctly.



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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 700 times:

yes thank you! now I think I can find the slope angle w.r.t. x-axis.


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