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Geometrica: Parallel and paraxial lines in architecture and optics

Bruno Autin
Organization: MathSoft Overseas
Journal / Anthology

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

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.

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