Motion under Curvature
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|J. A. Sethian|
|A paper and movie of a curvature collapse. A famous theorem in differential geometry, proved less than ten years ago, says that any simple closed curve moving under its curvature collapses nicely to a circle and then disappears. That is, no matter how wildly twisting a curve is, as long as it is simple, it will "relax" to a circle and then disappear.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Video, Articles|
|Math Topics:||Differential Geometry|
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