Family of curves
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Family of curves: A family of curves is a set of curves, each of which is given by a function or parametrization in which one or more of the parameters is variable. In general, the parameter influence the shape of the curve in a way that is more complicated than a simple linear transformation. Sets of curves given by an implicit relation may also represent families of curves.
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by Ronald G. Driggers
gives a family of curves for emissivity measurement error vs. emissivity value for various target temperature rises above background, using the reference emitter technique (error, Eq. 17). The emissivity measurement error increases sharply ...
by Eric W. Weisstein
Lissajous Curve Lissajous curves are the family of curves described by the PARAMETRIC EQUATIONS x(t)0A cos(vx t(d x) (1) y(t)0B cos(vy t(d y);: (2) sometimes also written in the form x(t)0a sin(nt'c) (3) y(t)0b sin t: (4) They are sometimes ...
by John O. E. Clark, William Hemsley
family of curves Set of curves that display a particular geometric pattern.
Encyclopedia of Soil Science (2007)
by Ward Chesworth
Appropriate calculations yield a family of curves (Figure F22). Extensions of the mathematical arguments that lead to Figure F22, and to cognate representations, explain the Schulze-Hardy rule (Sennett and Olivier, 1965), and in addition, the ...
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