Tangent Developable

A ruled surface M is a tangent developable of a curve y if M can be parameterized by x(u,v)=y(u)+vy^'(u). A tangent developable is a developable surface.

See also

Binormal Developable, Developable Surface, Normal Developable

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Gray, A. "Tangent Developables." §19.3 in Modern Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces with Mathematica, 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 441-444, 1997.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Tangent Developable." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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