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Normal Developable

A Ruled Surface $M$ is a normal developable of a curve ${\bf y}$ if $M$ can be parameterized by ${\bf x}(u,v)={\bf y}(u)+v\hat{\bf N}(u)$, where N is the Normal Vector.

See also Binormal Developable, Tangent Developable


Gray, A. ``Developables.'' §17.6 in Modern Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 352-354, 1993.

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