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In mathematics, curvature is any of a number of loosely related concepts in different areas of geometry. Intuitively, curvature is the amount by which a geometric object such as a surface deviates from being a flat plane, or a curve from being straight as in the case of a line, but this is defined in different ways depending on the context. There is a key distinction between extrinsic curvature, which is defined for objects embedded in another space (usually a Euclidean space) – in a way that relates to the radius of curvature of circles that touch the object – and intrinsic curvature, which is defined in terms of the lengths of curves within a Riemannian manifold. This article deals primarily with the extrinsic concept. The canonical example of extrinsic curvature is that of a circle, which has a curvature equal to the reciprocal of its radius everywhere. Smaller circles bend more sharply, and hence have higher curvature. The curvature of a smooth curve is defined as the curvature of its osculating circle at each point. More commonly curvature is a scalar quantity, but one may also define a curvature vector that takes into account the direction of the bend as well as its sharpness. The curvature of more complex objects (such as surfaces or even curved n-dimensional spaces) is described by more complex objects from linear algebra, such as the general Riemann curvature tensor.

Highest paying job titles at Curvature include Senior Account Executive, IT Field Engineer, and Application Support Analyst

Snapshot

Founded1981
Total value of jobs:
$3,475,000
Total Jobs:
7
Average Pay:
$124,107
Total Experts:
6
% Masters:
17%

Top Experts at Curvature

Curvature Salaries

Senior Account Executive

$90K

$175K

Average Salary:$117,143

IT Field Engineer

$90K

$125K

Average Salary:$97,000

Application Support Analyst

$90K

$90K

Average Salary:$90,000

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