The Intrinsic Method for Curve Definition.
Interim rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 74,
NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD DIV OF ENGINEERING AND WEAPONS
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This report describes a technique of curve description for computer graphics based upon specified intrinsic equations of curvature and torsion as functions of a natural parameter. These intrinsic equations appear as variable coefficients in the Serret-Frenet equations, which are coupled, paramettric, differential equations describing the basic analytic nature of a curve. Unique curves are generated by the numerical solution of the Serret-Frenet equations with respect to a specific coordinate system.
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