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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

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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An invariant submanifold of a non-cosymplectic trans-Sasakian manifold is totally geodesic if and only if its second fundamental form is parallel.
2], therefore we have [mu] = 0 and hence M is totally geodesic.
It was a dome of many firsts: the first dome to have a gold-anodized aluminum roof, the first above-ground geodesic dome, and the first Kaiser Aluminum dome used as a bank and was billed as the "Bank of Tomorrow.
The geodesic distance between two points x and y belonging to a medium X is illustrated by Fig.
From the relation of Clairaut [6] which defines the equation of the geodesic on the surface of revolution of radius R, if [psi] the angle of removal and R sin [psi] = constant, we obtain the following expression of the geodesic on the ellipsoidal surface:
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.
Once we submit the final document, we need to finalise the financial partner who would bring in the balance funds including debt to implement the project, Sumitra Iyengar, director-infrastructure, Geodesic Techniques Pvt Ltd, said.
Scomi and Geodesic will submit both the technical and commercial bids for the project.
3], in counter-clockwise order: Figure 1 illustrates the Geodesic Coordinate System.
Fuller's most iconic creation, the geodesic dome, was a direct extension of the Dymaxion Map geometry into a structural system.
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