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Of or relating to geometric surfaces that are defined by quadratic equations.
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(ˈkwɒdrɪk) maths
1. (Mathematics) having or characterized by an equation of the second degree, usually in two or three variables
2. (Mathematics) of the second degree
(Mathematics) a quadric curve, surface, or function
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adj. n.
2. a surface such as an ellipsoid or paraboloid as defined by a second-degree equation in three real variables.
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Noun1.quadric - a curve or surface whose equation (in Cartesian coordinates) is of the second degree
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
hyperboloid - a quadric surface generated by rotating a hyperbola around its main axis
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Though each essay is independent, a few central themes emerge, namely, trigonometry, convexity, rigidity, area, volume, and the relation between non-Euclidean geometry and projective geometry, particularly in connection with conics, quadrics, and quadratic forms.
The extraction parameters of temperature, pH and solvent/material ratio, the quadrics of time, temperature and pH, and the interaction between each two of the four extraction parameters had a significant effect on the yield.
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In this work, motivated by the effectiveness of the local representation for shaped reflectors, we explore the use of axis-displaced confocal quadrics into the numerical solution of the MA equation.
In [39] a variational mesh segmentation framework based on fitting general quadrics (including planes as a special case) is proposed.
Since [h.sup.0]([I.sub.C](2)) > 2, A is not the complete intersection of 2 quadrics and hence deg(A) = 3.
Collision Detection for Ellipsoids and other Quadrics. Doctoral Thesis, University of Hong Kong, China.
It includes natural quadrics (cylinder, cone and sphere), revolute quadrics, tori, pipes and Dupin cyclide.
where k is the number of frame examples, [[??].sub.i] represents the new vertex formed by collapsing vertices [v.sub.1] and [v.sub.2] in the ith frame example, and [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] represent the error quadrics of vertices [v.sub.1] and [v.sub.2], respectively.
Petitjean, "A survey of methods for recovering quadrics in triangle meshes," ACM Computing Surveys, vol.
In fact, the intersection of two quadrics is a question that has been studied extensively in various contexts because of its usefulness in computer aided design, solid modeling, and design of mechanical parts (see [1] and the references therein for detailed discussions of the relevant issues).