# algebraic curve

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## algebraic curve

[¦al·jə¦brā·ik ′kərv]
(mathematics)
The set of points in the plane satisfying a polynomial equation in two variables.
More generally, the set of points in n-space satisfying a polynomial equation in n variables.
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The conic h(x, y) = [x.sup.2] + [cy.sup.2] -1 = 0, c [member of] R, is an invariant algebraic curve of system (1).
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For example, Bezout's theorem, that the number of points of intersection of two algebraic curves is equal to the product of their degrees, would obviously suffer greatly if restricted to the real affine plane."
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 Bix, R., Conics and Cubics: A Concrete Introduction to Algebraic Curves, Springer, 2006.
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