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analytical geometry


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A form of geometry in which points are located in a two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or higher dimensional space by means of a system of coordinates. Curves are represented by an equation for a set of such points. The geometry of figures can thus be analysed by algebraic methods. See Cartesian coordinates; polar coordinates.

Subjects: Physics.


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