## UnkleRhaukus 2 years ago what shape is a bean

1. ksaimouli

oval

2. ksaimouli

little bit pinched at the middle

3. alfira

oval

4. aa820

oval

5. zepdrix

I always thought it was bean shaped... hmmm

6. aa820

a bumpy, bent and a bit curvy oval

7. roxxy234

Square. Here's my work.

8. UnkleRhaukus

i mean how can we mathematically describe the shape of a bean

9. roxxy234

Pink with a little bit of cinnamon.

10. zepdrix

It kinda seems like a piece of a Torus with rounded caps on the end... Hmmm

11. zepdrix

Err no I guess it's not a circle the way I'm thinking...

12. aa820

curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged

13. aa820
14. UnkleRhaukus

this is not a english question

15. POOPSCOOPER153

You spelled uncle wrong. Maybe it should be an english question.

16. alfira

can anyone help me with optimization problem http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/50c7fe7de4b0a14e43688878

17. amaes

rotated ellipse (use calculus)

18. UnkleRhaukus

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19. amaes

are we talking coffee bean or normal bean or refried or pinto???

20. UnkleRhaukus

an idealised bean , as simple as possible, to have only the required features of a bean shape

21. Hunus

Similar to a nephroid

22. dpaInc

a kidney.... at least kidney beans do... :)

23. Hunus

24. UnkleRhaukus

@Hunus that nephroid is close , but the indentation of he right hand side is sharp , a bean has a curved indentation

25. UnkleRhaukus

how about a ellipse on a curved major axis ?

26. Hunus

r=sin^3(theta)+cos^3(theta)

27. Hunus

Called the bean curve

28. UnkleRhaukus

Thats it! awesome

29. Hunus

:D

30. UnkleRhaukus

31. Akash1477

This is mathematics problem section not SHAPE DETECTION COMITTEE

32. hba

Well you can use Gauss's Law to determine the area,I am not sure though.