Abstract. In this paper, we give some characterization for a osculating curve in 3-dimensional Euclidean space and we define a osculating curve in the Euclidean 4-space as a curve whose position vector always lies in orthogonal complement Bi of its first binormal vector field Si. In particular, we study the osculating curves in E 4 and characterize such curves in terms of their curvature functions.
We define normal curves in Minkowski space-time E41. In particular, we characterize the spacelike normal curves in E41 whose Frenet frame contains only non-null vector fields, as well as the timelike normal curves in E41 , in terms of their curvature functions. Moreover, we obtain an explicit equation of such normal curves with constant curvatures.
In this paper, we obtain the Frenet equations of a pseudo null and a partially null curves, lying fully in the semi-Euclidean space R 4 2 , and classify all such curves with constant curvatures. (2000): 53C50, 53C40.
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The Sturm spirals which can be introduced as those plane curves whose curvature radius is equal to the distance from the origin are embedded in to one parameter family of curves. In this paper, we consider the spacelike and timelike Sturmian spirals in Lorentz-Minkowski plane.
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