geometric construction

geometric construction

[¦jē·ə¦me·trik kən′strək·shən]
(engineering)
Construction that employs only straightedge and compasses or is carried out by drawing only straight lines and circles.
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The grass--spray-painted green by Koegel--seems to creep from left to right, as if on its way to overtaking the geometric construction, burying the neat geometry in a forgotten grave.
Doubling the cube: Given any cube, find a geometric construction for a cube with twice the volume of the given cube.
Other quibbles: the chapter on Geometric Construction (a scant five pages) barely scratches that surface, and the chapter on Site Surveying seems oddly placed (in between Orthographic and Axonometric Drawings).
The geometric construction that he used in his proof is now referred to as Kurschak's tile.
This did not prevent to see the question of the possibility of the geometric construction to be raised again one year later in Mathematics Student, vol.
Regarded as the world's original geometric construction product and a quality educational resource in mathematics, Polydron will highlight the importance of using dimensional geometry, prisms, cuboids and pyramids in developing creativity, aiding problem solving abilities and enhancing the manipulative skills of students.
The total reproduction of a geometric construction requires at least two images followed by their exclusively mental combination.
As for the storage tanks, it's important to find a better geometric construction than we have today.
Integrating Oklahoma City's Trimble GPS (Trimble Navigation, Sunnyvale, California) and Topcon Total Station equipment (Topcon America Corporation, Paramus, New Jersey) with the city's surveying department, AVland provides the surveyor and engineer more than 100 geometric construction tools within ArcView (which constitute more than 300 Avenue based scripts) to 1) import and define three dimensional points with or without user assigned identification numbers and description; 2) construct three dimensional lines and curves (spirals, quadratic, cubic and ellipses); 3) compute intersections between lines and curves, and points and lines of projection and tangency thereto; and 4) establish offset (parallel and concentric) elements or strings comprised of a mix of line and curve elements.
This was the first case of a geometric construction being proved impossible.
Geometric construction capabilities include extend and trim, paralels and perpendiculars, fillets, tangents, ellipses, freehand sketching, and Bezier curves.

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