computational geometry

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computational geometry

(mathematics)
The study of algorithms for combinatorial, topological, and metric problems concerning sets of points, typically in Euclidean space. Representative areas of research include geometric search, convexity, proximity, intersection, and linear programming.
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The chapters discuss basic operations like the reductions of fractions, miscellaneous problems involving a linear or quadratic equation with one unknown, geometric computations with plane figures, and similar right-angled triangles.
The capabilities of these systems range from basic XY displays to full geometric computations and fully automated systems that include edge detection capabilities.
1-mil resolution; metrology computer that provides geometric computations of angles, radii, and coordinate point-to-point distances; and SPC interface.

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