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Extrinsic Curvature

A curvature of a Submanifold of a Manifold which depends on its particular Embedding. Examples of extrinsic curvature include the Curvature and Torsion of curves in 3-space, or the mean curvature of surfaces in 3-space.

See also Curvature, Intrinsic Curvature, Mean Curvature

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