Comparison of the Root Canal Curvatures of Human Teeth with the Curvatures of the Resin Blocks Used as Models for Training
In this paper we develop a method to associate a function curvature to human teeth roots.These functions are calculated from radiographs using mathematical software. We use this procedure to compare the curvatures of the roots with the curvatures of the resin blocks that are used for learning. The comparison is made by calculating the distances of the corresponding functions in the \(L_1\) metric.
KeywordsPlane curves Curvature Root canal Human teeth
2010 Mathematics Subject ClassificationPrimary: 53A04 Secondary: 53A99
The authors are indebted to Juan Monterde for his precious help with the Mathematica notebooks.
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