Pronunciation: /ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃən/ Explain
Figure 1: Intersections
In geometry, an intersection is a point or points at which two geometric figures
Geometric figures coincide where they cross each other. In figure 1,
the red points are the intersections.
are formed by intersecting a 2-dimensional
with a 3-dimensional double cone.
- intersection. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 3/12/2009. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intersection.
- Ray C. Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown, and John W. Jurgensen. Geometry. pg 6. Houghton Mifflin McDougal Littell. January 2000. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Intersection (Geometry). 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/i/intersectiongeometry.html.
2/23/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
10/11/2008: Change definition from 'point' to 'points, added paragraph on conic sections. (McAdams, David E.)
8/12/2008: Added 'More Information'. (McAdams, David E.)
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