## Poster Presentations

#### Presentation Title

P-38 Some Characterizations of Involute Curves in Euclidean and Minkowski 3-Space

Student, Physics

#### Second Presenter Status

Professor, Mathematics

Poster Session

#### Location

Buller Hall Hallways

#### Start Date

21-10-2022 2:00 PM

#### End Date

21-10-2022 3:00 PM

#### Presentation Abstract

The involute of a space curve is a curve whose tangent vector is orthogonal to the tangent vector of another curve. In this work, we are interested in constructing a framework to further study the involute of curves in Euclidean and Minkowski three-space. Our framework relies on the curvature and ratio of torsion-to-curvature of a curve to study the involute. In classical differential geometry, a space curve is described by its curvature and torsion, and the ratio of torsion-to-curvature is an approach to classify curves. Using the ratio of torsion-to-curvature instead of the torsion is a more intuitive approach because it shows the dependence of the involute’s Frenet-Serret apparatus on the nature of the original curve. We provide new insights on the involute of slant helices through our framework and provide future directions for our work.

#### Acknowledgments

Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award

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P-38 Some Characterizations of Involute Curves in Euclidean and Minkowski 3-Space

Buller Hall Hallways

The involute of a space curve is a curve whose tangent vector is orthogonal to the tangent vector of another curve. In this work, we are interested in constructing a framework to further study the involute of curves in Euclidean and Minkowski three-space. Our framework relies on the curvature and ratio of torsion-to-curvature of a curve to study the involute. In classical differential geometry, a space curve is described by its curvature and torsion, and the ratio of torsion-to-curvature is an approach to classify curves. Using the ratio of torsion-to-curvature instead of the torsion is a more intuitive approach because it shows the dependence of the involute’s Frenet-Serret apparatus on the nature of the original curve. We provide new insights on the involute of slant helices through our framework and provide future directions for our work.