# geodesic

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## geodesic

1. relating to or involving the geometry of curved surfaces
2. the shortest line between two points on a curved or plane surface

## geodesic

[¦jē·ə¦des·ik]
(mathematics)
A curve joining two points in a Riemannian manifold which has minimum length.

## geodesic

Great circle is the shortest distance between two points.
The shortest distance between two points on any surface. The shortest distance between two places on earth derived mathematically is called a geodetic line.
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The first characteristic is geodesic distance and path that means the shortest distance and path between two vertices on the mesh surface.
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We note that even if the trajectory-segment [gamma] is not contained in the geodesic ball of the injectivity radius at [gamma](0) centered at [gamma](0) we can define a smooth variation of geodesics satisfying the above conditions.
Reference [23] suggested the use of geodesic between two specified points on the obstacle surface as the boundary following path in 3D environment.
In [12, 14, 15] the author considered a family of fractals that can be described in term of space-filling curves, which can be modelled using geodesic laminations on the disc.
An invariant submanifold of a non-cosymplectic trans-Sasakian manifold is totally geodesic if and only if its second fundamental form is parallel.
In order to define the morphological tortuosity, we must start with the definition of the geodesic distance (Lantuejoul and Beucher, 1981; Serra, 1988; Soille, 2003).
Geodesic added 34 employees during the quarter ended March 31, 2012.
By solving the scalar geodesic equation for a mass-bearing particle ("stone-like objects"), we shall obtain that the relativistic mass of the object changes according to the remoteness to the observer in the particular space.
Having explained how each geodesic is constructed, let us do it the easy way.
Geodesic Techniques Pvt Ltd, the Bangalore-based provider of steel intensive structures, which has proposed a monorail for Bangalore under the Swiss Challenge model, has estimated the cost of building the first phase of the project at Rs 3,000 crore.

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