One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A curve drawn on polar coordinates around a fixed point, as in a polar diagram.
- ‘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.’
- ‘One pleasant surprise was the unveiling of graceful polar curves known as limaçons from the deceptively simple equation r = b + a cos.’
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