fiber bundle

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fiber bundle

[′fī·bər ‚bən·dəl]
(mathematics)
A bundle whose total space is a G-space X, whose base is the homomorphic image of the orbit space of X, and whose fibers are isomorphic to the orbits of points in the base space under the action of G.
(optics)
A flexible bundle of glass or other transparent fibers, parallel to each other, used in fiber optics to transmit a complete image from one end of the bundle to the other.

fiber bundle

(1) A set of adjacent optical fibers running in parallel and adhered together. It is used for transmitting light to brighten an area as well as transmitting whole images, but not for digital communications.

(2) A collection of optical fibers.
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Also in this chapter the cognitive structure of the US Parks Service's map "Discovering Diversity in the Smokies", 2001, is explained: Mental base space (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)--Paramap space (Getting to the park and Forest vignettes).