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By [various], Lizhen Ji (University of Michigan), Peter Li (University of California, Irvine), Richard Schoen (Stanford University), Leon Simon (Stanford University)

Geometric research combines differential equations and differential geometry. a big point is to unravel geometric difficulties through learning differential equations. in addition to a few recognized linear differential operators resembling the Laplace operator, many differential equations coming up from differential geometry are nonlinear. a very vital instance is the Monge-Amp?re equation. functions to geometric difficulties have additionally stimulated new equipment and strategies in differential equations. the sector of geometric research is vast and has had many notable purposes. This instruction manual of geometric research -- the second one to be released within the ALM sequence -- offers introductions to and surveys of significant issues in geometric research and their purposes to comparable fields. it may be used as a reference through graduate scholars and researchers.

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The empty set and a set containing one point are convex by convention. convex body A convex set that is closed, bounded, nonempty, and has at least one interior point. convex combination A sum of scalar multiples of one or more vectors where the scalars are non-negative and their sum is 1. A convex combination of two or more vectors lies in their convex hull. Convex polygon convex cover See convex hull. convex function A real-valued function f with the property that λ for f (1 − λλx1 ) + λλx2 ≤ (1 − λλx1 ) + λx 2 any two points x1 and x2 in the domain of the function and any λ in the interval [0, 1].

Central vanishing point The point on the horizon line in a perspective picture where the images of lines perpendicular to the picture plane meet. It is not necessarily in the center of the picture. glossary 26 center of a parallelogram – central vanishing point centrode – chord glossary centrode The instantaneous center of rotation of a rigid moving body. The centrode of two curves is the locus of the instantaneous center of rotation of a rigid body that has a point fixed on each curve. centroid The center of gravity of a geometric shape.

The other three points are the vertices of the circumcevian triangle. circumcircle A circle that intersects every vertex of a polygon. The center of the circumcircle of a triangle is the intersection of the three perpendicular bisectors of the sides of the triangle. circumconic A conic section that passes through the vertices of a given triangle. circumference The points of a circle. Also, the measure of the total arc length of a circle; it is 2π times the radius of the circle. circumnormal triangle The circumnormal triangle is obtained by rotating the circumtangential triangle by 60°.

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