Calculating the curvature of a curve

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The curvature of the curve is the amount by which it deviates from being a straight line. It is defined as the reciprocal of the radius of the best fitting circle. So, the curvature of a straight line is zero.  The curvature of a circle of radius R should be large if R is small and vice-versa.

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