# Frenet formula

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### noun Mathematics.

one of a set of formulas for finding the curvature and torsion of a plane or space curve in terms of vectors tangent or normal to the curve.

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## Origin of Frenet formula

named after their discoverer, Jean (or Frédéric) Frenet (1816–1900), French mathematician

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