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stereographic projection


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A two-dimensional graphic representation of a three-dimensional solid object, in which the angular relationships of lines and planes of the object are drawn in terms of their relationship to the great circle formed by the intersection of the equatorial plane with the surface of an imaginary sphere in which the object is contained. Stereographic projections are used widely in structural geology and crystallography.

Subjects: Mathematics — Earth Sciences and Geography.


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