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Enclosed Curve


Date: 9/9/96 at 11:44:21
From: Susan Cronin
Subject: Enclosed Curve

What is the name for an enclosed figure of all curved sides that has 
an irregular shape - not a circle, oval, tube, etc. Do you know? 
Thanks.

Susan Cronin


Date: 10/7/96 at 1:48:58
From: Doctor Mike
Subject: Re: Enclosed Curve

Hi Susan,

Perhaps what you are looking for is the phrase "Simple Closed Curve."  
This includes very irregular enclosing shapes, but it also applies to 
circles, ellipses, and rectangles, too.
  
I hope this helps.  

-Doctor Mike,  The Math Forum
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Middle School Conic Sections/Circles
Middle School Geometry

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