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Intro to curves

In daily language, we all use the word curve to mean "not straight" but does the word curve have the same meaning in math? Can a straight line be a curve? Also, what makes a curve a 'simple curve'? Created by Aanand Srinivas.

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  • duskpin sapling style avatar for user tulelj
    wow.i never knew THIS existed!
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  • duskpin sapling style avatar for user tulelj
    oh and the question, the spiral is a simple ,and is not crossed.
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  • blobby green style avatar for user Sann
    Definition of curve is "A curve is a shape or a line which is smoothly and continuously drawn in a plane having a bent or turns in it". So according to the definition of curve, can we say that any 2D shapes or plane figures are also a curve in geometry?
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  • blobby green style avatar for user Sann
    Can we say that any 2D shapes or plane figures are also a curve?
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  • mr pink red style avatar for user Samarth Sundaram
    If I am right Curve is a line with start and end with no gaps .
    Is straight line is curve ? or we are talking about line segment
    cause straight line has no start and end but line segment have .
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  • male robot donald style avatar for user 4567
    how to find that it is a open curve or closed cure
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  • ohnoes default style avatar for user FoodIsMagical
    soooo.... the straight line is curve or not, this has confused me...
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  • duskpin ultimate style avatar for user Naboni
    I thought this was going to be curves on a graph?
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  • leaf green style avatar for user Coco
    This definition erases the distinction between curves and straight lines for no apparent purpose. Surely there is something fundamentally different between curvature and straightness... so why not preserve the language that says so?
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  • duskpin ultimate style avatar for user shreyas0502
    At the last , I would call it an Open Curve , because it is not closed or does not start from one point and end at the same point later. Do you agree?
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