Encyclopedia > Coordinates

  Article Content

Coordinates

coordinates in mathematics

A point P in the Euclidean space Rn is given by an n-tuple P=(r1,...,rn) of real numbers r1,...,rn.

These numbers r1,...,rn are called the coordinates of the point P.

If a subset S of an Euclidean space is mapped continuously onto another topological space, this defines coordinates in the image of S.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Tarshish

... history). However, the name is sometimes also used in more general meanings, the bible uses the term ships of Tarshish to denote large ships intended for lar ...