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Chapter 2: Space Curves

Section 2.5: Principal Normal

Example 2.5.3

At p=2 π/3 on the graph of C, the cycloid defined by x= psinp,y= 1cosp, p0,2 π, compute N. Graph C, along with N2 π/3 and T2 π/3. Does N point towards the center of curvature? Hint: The curvature of C was obtained in Example 2.4.4.

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