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20 Jun 2021 17:34:25 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Math terminology: "degree" or "order"?  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 26 Sep 2020 15:55:00
Message: <web.5f6f9b7e8558314b1f9dae300@news.povray.org>
Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> I just noticed that sometimes Bézier curves (or B-splines or
> polynomials) are referred to as 2nd or 3rd order, and sometimes as 2nd
> or 3rd degree.  Are these terms interchangeable?


I've seen people claim they are the same, but I also found this:

"In B-spline terminology, order means degree + 1."
https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1730596/n-order-b-splines-interpolation

So maybe order is the number of control points, and degree is the highest power
of the polynomial?


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