continuous deformation

continuous deformation

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ‚dē·fȯr′mā·shən]
(mathematics)
A transformation of an object that magnifies, shrinks, rotates, or translates portions of the object in any manner without tearing.
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Kusner is a geometer, an expert in the analysis of variational problems in low-dimensional geometry and topology, which concerns properties preserved under continuous deformation such as stretching and bending.
3 Large plastic deformation occurs in the contact zone because the continuous deformation and flow of mental occurs along rolling direction and spread direction.
The formation of nanosized fibers is an overall result of production of microsized micelles of thermoplastic polymers in cellulose acetate butyrate and continuous deformation, elongation, and coalescence of the micelles to nanofibers in and at the outlet of a die before the composite fiber is completely solidified [16].
It is an area of mathematics concerned with the properties of space that are preserved under continuous deformations including stretching and bending, but not tearing or gluing.

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