Characterization of Planar Cubic Alternative Curve

Authors

  • Azhar Ahamd
  • R.U. Gobithaasan
  • Jamaluddin Md. Ali

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11113/matematika.v25.n.266

Abstract

The investigation on a planar cubic Alternative curve is carried out to determine the conditions for the existence of convex, loops, cusps and inflection points. First, the cubic curve is represented by a linear combination of three control points with the basis functions formulated with two shape parameters. Upon algebraic manipulation, the constraint of shape parameters are determined and sufficient conditions which ensure that the curve is either strictly convex or with loops, cusps and inflection point are identified resulting in a shape diagram. Keywords: Cubic Alternative curve; shape characterization; shape diagram.

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Published

2009-12-01

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Mathematics