Cornu spiral


Cor·​nu spiral
: a spiral of two oppositely coiled branches obtained by plotting as abscissas and ordinates respectively the corresponding values of a certain two integrals and used to afford graphical solution of various problems in diffraction of light

Word History


after Marie Alfred Cornu †1902 French physicist

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“Cornu spiral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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