spherical geometry


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spherical geometry

n.
The geometry of circles, angles, and figures on the surface of a sphere.

spherical geometry

n
(Mathematics) the branch of geometry concerned with the properties of figures formed on the surface of a sphere

spher′ical geom′etry


n.
the branch of geometry that deals with figures on spherical surfaces.
[1720–30]
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Noun1.spherical geometry - (mathematics) the geometry of figures on the surface of a spherespherical geometry - (mathematics) the geometry of figures on the surface of a sphere
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geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
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From a July-August 2014 institute of the Mathematical Society of Japan in Tokyo, 13 papers consider hyperbolic geometry and geometric group theory from such perspectives as the recognition problem for virtually special cube complexes, a classification of radial or totally geodesic ends of real projective orbifolds: a survey of results, Abelian splitting of right-angled Artin groups, the hyperbolic analogues of some classical theorems in spherical geometry, and a note on acylindrical hyperbolicity of mapping class groups.
A further analysis in which he took a similar approach to the spherical geometry per se is found in the Paris Manuscript (Figure 11).
With this project I intend to model the nuclear explosions during the bursts combining detailed microphysics with a magnetohydrodynamical description set for the first time in a 3D spherical geometry to be able to capture the combination of all the relevant effects.
Isaac Newton proved the shell theorem [23], which applies to objects of spherical geometry.
He is well known for his contributions to spherical trigonometry , a wing of spherical geometry whose calculations are used most prevalently in astronomy, geodesy and navigation.
E as a compilation and reorganization of basic material in spherical geometry and spherical astronomy.
Euclidean plane or spherical geometry ought to be strictly determined in the potential applications.
Further chapters review spherical geometry principles and frameworks, describe six classic subdivision techniques, and discuss the use of computer-aided design for spherical subdivision.
This paper considers recent attempts to establish that the geometry of visual experience is a spherical geometry.
Many teachers approach the teaching of spherical geometry by considering the earth as a near spherical object and well-known geographical locations as points on the sphere.
He wrote some thirty or forty treatises in astronomy, eight of which have been preserved; his research in mathematics covered almost all branches studied at the time including Euclidian number theory, algebra, plane geometry, infinitesimal geometry, spherical geometry, and philosophy of mathematics.
The full spherical geometry, as opposed to tangent plane approximations, is particularly important when considering global streamline patterns generated by a given vorticity distribution.

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