analytic geometry

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analytic geometry (uncountable)

  1. (geometry) The subbranch of geometry that investigates geometrical figures via the mathematical properties of their representations in a coordinate system.
    • 1889, Arthur Sherburne Hardy, Elements of Analytic Geometry, Ginn, published 1891, page 12:
      Having thus noted the distinction between Analytic Geometry and Geometry, let us note in what way it differs from Algebra.
    • 1921, Claude Irwin Palmer, William Charles Krathwohl, Analytic Geometry, McGraw-Hill, page 261,
      In plane analytic geometry, all the points and lines are confined to one plane.
    • 2018, Peter Kuhfittig, Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 5th Edition, Cengage Learning (BROOKS/COLE), page 1,
      Analytic geometry may be defined as the study of classical geometry by means of algebra.


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