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Double normals and tangent normals for polygons

Author: Benjamin Halpern
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 51 (1975), 434-437
MSC: Primary 53C70; Secondary 52A10
MathSciNet review: 0372797
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Abstract: Given a polygonal closed plane curve $ \gamma $. Each segment of $ \gamma $ has a tangent direction and a normal direction; each vertex of $ \gamma $ has a cone of tangent directions and a cone of normal directions. Formulas are established connecting the numbers of various kinds of straight lines which either intersect $ \gamma $ twice in a normal direction, or once in a normal direction and once in a tangent direction.

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Keywords: Polygonal plane curve, double normal
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