|Sister project||Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Serpentine (geometry).|
Serpentine refers to the curved shape of an object or design which resembles the letter s, a sine wave or a snake; the latter is the derivation of the term.
- This shape is often used while riding horses as a riding figure, to help train the animal and help improve the rider.
- Boustrophedon text is ordered in a serpentine fashion.
- The zigzag entropy coding used in JPEG images is evocative of the serpentine.
- Sigmoid function
- Line of Beauty