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inflection

 [in´flek-shun]
the act of bending inward, or the state of being bent inward.

in·flec·tion

, inflexion (in-flek'shŭn),
1. An inward bending.
2. Obsolete term for diffraction.
[L. in-flecto, pp. -flexus, to bend]

inflection

/in·flec·tion/ (-flek´shun) the act of bending inward, or the state of being bent inward.

inflection

the act of bending inward or the state of being bent inward.

in·flec·tion

, inflexion (in-flek'shŭn)
An inward bending.
[L. in-flecto, pp. -flexus, to bend]

inflection, inflexion

the act of bending inward, or the state of being bent inward.
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Being the product of all the eigenvalues, its sign is determined by the stability of the spline together with the presence or absence of inflexions, while a zero determinant, the criterion for degeneracy, never appears in practice because finite-precision arithmetic never produces a truly zero eigenvalue.
New inflexions will form in intervals 2 and 3, and continuity in negative curvature becomes possible at knot 3.
It is convenient at this stage to review, with reference to Figure 13, relations between inflexions, physical and modal DOF, [q.
Interestingly it does--by the same mechanism as before: new inflexions form in intervals 2 and 3, close to the middle knot.
But, according to the rule stated earlier there should be nine physical modes, one for each knot plus one for each inflexion point, so how can these two numbers be reconciled?