analytic geometry

analytic geometry
noun Date: 1835 the study of geometric properties by means of algebraic operations upon symbols defined in terms of a coordinate system — called also coordinate geometry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Analytic geometry — Cartesian coordinates. Analytic geometry, or analytical geometry has two different meanings in mathematics. The modern and advanced meaning refers to the geometry of analytic varieties. This article focuses on the classical and elementary meaning …   Wikipedia

  • analytic geometry — a branch of mathematics in which algebraic procedures are applied to geometry and position is represented analytically by coordinates. Also called coordinate geometry. [1820 30] * * * Investigation of geometric objects using coordinate systems.… …   Universalium

  • analytic geometry — noun the use of algebra to study geometric properties; operates on symbols defined in a coordinate system • Syn: ↑analytical geometry, ↑coordinate geometry • Topics: ↑mathematics, ↑math, ↑maths • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • analytic geometry — study of geometric properties by means of algebraic operations, coordinate geometry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • analytic geometry — analyt′ic geom′etry n. math. a branch of mathematics in which algebraic procedures are applied to geometry and position is represented analytically by coordinates • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • analytic geometry — noun a branch of mathematics that investigates properties of figures through the coordinates of their points …   Wiktionary

  • Algebraic geometry and analytic geometry — In mathematics, algebraic geometry and analytic geometry are two closely related subjects. While algebraic geometry studies algebraic varieties, analytic geometry deals with complex manifolds and the more general analytic spaces defined locally… …   Wikipedia

  • Complex analytic geometry — In mathematics, complex analytic geometry sometimes denotes the application of complex numbers to plane geometry. Rather than represent a point in the plane as a pair of Cartesian coordinates, it can be represented as a single complex number,… …   Wikipedia

  • Geometry — (Greek γεωμετρία ; geo = earth, metria = measure) is a part of mathematics concerned with questions of size, shape, and relative position of figures and with properties of space. Geometry is one of the oldest sciences. Initially a body of… …   Wikipedia

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