Enclosed CurveDate: 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 Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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