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# geom2d

### David Legland (view profile)

13 Jun 2005 (Updated )

Geometry library for matlab. Performs geometric computations on points, lines, circles, polygons...

polynomialCurveLength(tBounds, varargin)
```function L = polynomialCurveLength(tBounds, varargin)
%POLYNOMIALCURVELENGTH Compute the length of a polynomial curve
%
%   LENGTH = polynomialCurveLength(T, XCOEF, YCOEF)
%   XCOEF and YCOEF are row vectors of coefficients, in the form:
%       [a0 a1 a2 ... an]
%   T is a 1x2 row vector, containing the bounds of the parametrization
%   variable: T = [T0 T1], with T taking all values between T0 and T1.
%
%   LENGTH = polynomialCurveLength(T, COEFS)
%   COEFS is either a 2xN matrix (one row for the coefficients of each
%   coordinate), or a cell array.
%
%   LENGTH = polynomialCurveLength(..., TOL)
%   TOL is the tolerance fo computation (absolute).
%
%   Example
%   polynomialCurveLength
%
%   polynomialCurves2d, polynomialCurveCentroid
%
% ------
% Author: David Legland
% e-mail: david.legland@grignon.inra.fr
% Created: 2007-02-23
% Copyright 2007 INRA - BIA PV Nantes - MIAJ Jouy-en-Josas.

%% Extract input parameters

% parametrization bounds
t0 = tBounds(1);
t1 = tBounds(end);

% polynomial coefficients for each coordinate
var = varargin{1};
if iscell(var)
xCoef = var{1};
yCoef = var{2};
varargin(1) = [];
elseif size(var, 1)==1
xCoef = varargin{1};
yCoef = varargin{2};
varargin(1:2)=[];
else
xCoef = var(1,:);
yCoef = var(2,:);
varargin(1)=[];
end

% tolerance
tol = 1e-6;
if ~isempty(varargin)
tol = varargin{1};
end

%% compute length by numerical integration

% compute derivative of the polynomial
dx = polynomialDerivate(xCoef);
dy = polynomialDerivate(yCoef);

% convert to polyval format
dx = dx(end:-1:1);
dy = dy(end:-1:1);

% numerical integration of the Jacobian of parametrized curve
if verLessThan('matlab', '7.14')
L = quad(@(t)sqrt(polyval(dx, t).^2+polyval(dy, t).^2), t0, t1, tol); %#ok<DQUAD>
else
L = integral(@(t)sqrt(polyval(dx, t).^2+polyval(dy, t).^2), ...
t0, t1, 'AbsTol', tol);
end
```