Curve articles on Wikipedia
a curve (also called a curved line in older texts) is, generally speaking, an object similar to a line but that need not be straight. Thus, a curve is
May 4th 2017

Algebraic curve
curve is the set of points on the Euclidean plane whose coordinates are zeros of some polynomial in two variables. More generally an algebraic curve is
Apr 24th 2017

Bézier curve
Bezier curve (pronounced [beˈzje]) is a parametric curve frequently used in computer graphics and related fields. Generalizations of Bezier curves to higher
Apr 27th 2017

Elliptic curve
In mathematics, an elliptic curve is a plane algebraic curve defined by an equation of the form y
May 9th 2017

Quartic plane curve
A quartic plane curve is a plane algebraic curve of the fourth degree. It can be defined by a bivariate quartic equation: A
Mar 11th 2017

Indifference curve
In economics, an indifference curve connects points on a graph representing different quantities of two goods, points between which a consumer is indifferent
May 16th 2017

Phillips curve
For the Phillips curve in supernova astrophysics, see Phillips relationship. The Phillips curve is a single-equation empirical model, named after William
Apr 28th 2017

Learning curve
curve is a graphical representation of the increase of learning (vertical axis) with experience (horizontal axis). The term learning curve is
May 20th 2017

Curve fitting
objects in storage, see Fragmentation (computer). Curve fitting is the process of constructing a curve, or mathematical function, that has the best fit
Mar 30th 2017

Light curve
In astronomy, a light curve is a graph of light intensity of a celestial object or region, as a function of time. The light is usually in a particular
May 15th 2017

De Rham curve
mark function, the Levy C curve, the blancmange curve and the Koch curve are all special cases of the general de Rham curve. Consider some metric space
Mar 6th 2016

BlackBerry Curve
BlackBerry Curve is a brand of professional smartphones that have been manufactured by BlackBerry Ltd since 2007. The BlackBerry Curve brand was
May 7th 2017

Yield curve
different maturities. For other uses, see Yield curve (disambiguation). In finance, the yield curve is a curve showing several yields or interest rates
May 1st 2017

Elliptic curve cryptography
Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) is an approach to public-key cryptography based on the algebraic structure of elliptic curves over finite fields. ECC
May 2nd 2017

Plane curve
cases are smooth plane curves (including piecewise smooth plane curves), and algebraic plane curves. A smooth plane curve is a curve in a real Euclidean
Mar 3rd 2017

Lorenz curve
In economics, the Lorenz curve is a graphical representation of the distribution of income or of wealth. It was developed by Max O. Lorenz in 1905 for
Feb 11th 2017

Peano curve
particular curve defined by Peano Giuseppe Peano. For other curves with similar properties, see space-filling curve. In geometry, the Peano curve is the first
Oct 15th 2016

Laffer curve
In economics, the Laffer curve is a representation of the relationship between rates of taxation and the resulting levels of government revenue. Proponents
May 15th 2017

J curve
J A J curve is any of a variety of J-shaped diagrams where a curve initially falls, then steeply rises above the starting point. In economics, the 'J curve'
Mar 31st 2017

Horseshoe curve
horseshoe curve is a class of climbing curve in a roadbed which reverses turn direction (inflection) twice on either side of a single tight curve that varies
Mar 7th 2017

Space-filling curve
In mathematical analysis, a space-filling curve is a curve whose range contains the entire 2-dimensional unit square (or more generally an n-dimensional
Jul 6th 2016

Oxygen–hemoglobin dissociation curve
oxygen–hemoglobin dissociation curve, also called the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve or oxygen dissociation curve (ODC), is a curve that plots the proportion
May 9th 2017

Sea-level curve
curve is the representation of the changes of the sea level throughout the geological history. The first such curve is the Vail curve or Exxon curve.
Oct 13th 2016

Experience curve effects
In management, models of the learning curve effect and the closely related experience curve effect express the relationship between equations for experience
May 12th 2017

Sierpiński curve
square: thus their limit curve, also called the Sierpiński curve, is an example of a space-filling curve. Because the Sierpiński curve is space-filling, its
Jul 22nd 2015

Demand curve
In economics, the demand curve is the graph depicting the relationship between the price of a certain commodity and the amount of it that consumers are
Apr 17th 2017

Kuznets curve
In economics, a Kuznets curve graphs the hypothesis that as an economy develops, market forces first increase and then decrease economic inequality. The
May 23rd 2017

Parallel curve
Play media A parallel of a curve is the envelope of a family of congruent circles centered on the curve. It generalises the concept of parallel
Mar 12th 2017

Polar curve
that name, see Polar curve (aviation). For curves given in polar coordinates, see Polar coordinate system § Polar equation of a curve. In algebraic
Mar 19th 2017

Jordan curve theorem
curve is a non-self-intersecting continuous loop in the plane, and another name for a Jordan curve is a plane simple closed curve. The Jordan curve theorem
Apr 25th 2017

Bathtub curve
The bathtub curve is widely used in reliability engineering. It describes a particular form of the hazard function which comprises three parts: The first
Dec 13th 2016

Beveridge curve
A Beveridge curve, or UV-curve, is a graphical representation of the relationship between unemployment and the job vacancy rate (the number of unfilled
Mar 9th 2017

Track transition curve
A track transition curve, or spiral easement, is a mathematically calculated curve on a section of highway, or railroad track, where a straight section
Oct 19th 2016

functional theoretic algebra C[0, 1] of curves. For each loop γ at 1, and each positive integer n, we define a curve γ
Mar 25th 2017

The Bell Curve
The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life is a 1994 book by psychologist Richard J. Herrnstein and political scientist Charles
May 26th 2017

Lenstra elliptic curve factorization
The Lenstra elliptic curve factorization or the elliptic curve factorization method (ECM) is a fast, sub-exponential running time algorithm for integer
May 6th 2017

Grading on a curve
education, marking on a curve (BE) or grading on a curve (AE) (also referred to as curved grading, bell curving, or using grading curves) is a method of assigning
May 18th 2017

Lévy C curve
In mathematics, the Levy C curve is a self-similar fractal that was first described and whose differentiability properties were analysed by Ernesto Cesaro
Mar 27th 2017

Hilbert curve
Hilbert A Hilbert curve (also known as a Hilbert space-filling curve) is a continuous fractal space-filling curve first described by the German mathematician
Apr 29th 2017

Hubbert curve
The Hubbert curve is an approximation of the production rate of a resource over time. It is a symmetric logistic distribution curve, often confused with
Dec 7th 2016

Curve (disambiguation)
A curve is a geometrical object in mathematics. Curve(s) may also refer to: Curve (band), an English alternative rock music group Curve (Doc Walker album)
Dec 17th 2016

Horseshoe Curve (Pennsylvania)
Horseshoe Curve is a three-track railroad curve on Norfolk Southern Railway's Pittsburgh Line in Blair County, Pennsylvania. The curve itself is about
Apr 5th 2017

Hjulström curve
The Hjulstrom curve, named after Filip Hjulstrom (1902–1982), is a graph used by hydrologists and geologists to determine whether a river will erode,
Feb 11th 2017

Semiconductor curve tracer
A semiconductor curve tracer is a specialised piece of electronic test equipment used to analyze the characteristics of discrete semiconductor devices
Dec 30th 2016

S Curve
S curve or S-curve can refer to: S Curve (art), an art term for a sinuous body form — the S Curve is a traditional art concept common in Ancient Greek
Dec 29th 2016

List of curves
list of curves, by Wikipedia page. See also: Gallery of curves, List of curves topics, List of surfaces, and Riemann surface Cubic plane curve Quartic
Mar 8th 2017

French curve
curve is a template usually made from metal, wood or plastic composed of many different curves. It is used in manual drafting to draw smooth curves of
Dec 17th 2016

Blancmange curve
mathematics, the blancmange curve is a fractal curve constructible by midpoint subdivision. It is also known as the Takagi curve, after Teiji Takagi who described
Feb 17th 2017

Hyperelliptic curve
In algebraic geometry, a hyperelliptic curve is an algebraic curve given by an equation of the form y
May 29th 2016

Deltoid curve
In geometry, a deltoid, also known as a tricuspoid or Steiner curve, is a hypocycloid of three cusps. In other words, it is the roulette created by a
Oct 1st 2016

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