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  • MaxBend is an option for Plot which measures the maximum bend angle between successive line segments on a curve.
  • Plot uses an adaptive algorithm to try and include enough sample points so that there are no bends larger than MaxBend between successive segments of the plot.
  • Plot will not, however, subdivide by a factor of more than PlotDivision.
  • Smaller settings for MaxBend will lead to smoother curves, based on more sample points.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.9.3.