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Title

Geometrica: Parallel and paraxial lines in architecture and optics
Author

Bruno Autin
Organization: MathSoft Overseas
Journal / Anthology

Innovation in Mathematics: Proceedings of the Second International Mathematica Symposium
Year: 1997
Page range: 45-52
Description

The functional programming introduced by Geometrica in geometry is illustrated with various aspects of the concept of parallelism. Parallelism is well defined for continuous curve. Its generalization consists of defining a curve whose distance to a reference curve varies according to a given law. Such a curve is called paraxial. Applications to architecture and optics are proposed.
Subjects

*Engineering
*Mathematica Technology > Application Packages > Applications from Independent Developers > Geometrica
*Science > Physics > Optics