Definition of polar curve in English:

polar curve


  • A curve drawn on polar coordinates around a fixed point, as in a polar diagram.

    • ‘One pleasant surprise was the unveiling of graceful polar curves known as limaçons from the deceptively simple equation r = b + a cos.’
    • ‘Steve Pearson discusses some aspects of the polar curves displayed on the Wills Wing web site.’
    • ‘However, the bird rarely glided with wings fully extended, and moreover geometry of decelerating glides cannot readily be deduced from a constant-speed glide polar curve.’