Pronunciation: /ˌɪn tərˈsɛk ʃən/ ?
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. (Accessed: 2009-03-12). 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.
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Intersection (Geometry). 2010-02-23. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/i/intersectiongeometry.html.
2010-02-23: Added "References" (McAdams, David.
2008-10-11: Change definition from 'point' to 'points, added paragraph on conic sections (McAdams, David.
2008-08-12: Added 'More Information' (McAdams, David.
2007-08-18: Initial version (McAdams, David.