A new formula for winding number
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- Mcintyre, M. & Cairns, G. Geom Dedicata (1993) 46: 149. doi:10.1007/BF01264913
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We give a new formula for the winding number of smooth planar curves and show how this can be generalized to curves on closed orientable surfaces. This gives a geometric interpretation of the notion of winding number due to B. Reinhart and D.R.J. Chillingworth.