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conformal

Saltos de línea: con|form¦al
Pronunciación: /kənˈfɔːm(ə)l
 
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Definición de conformal en inglés:

adjetivo

(Of a map or a mathematical mapping) preserving the correct angles between directions within small areas (though distorting distances).
Example sentences
  • He also obtained important results on conformal mappings showing that angles were preserved on the boundary almost everywhere.
  • His doctoral thesis is an important contribution to conformal mappings of multiply connected plane domains.
  • He is also known for applications of the kernel function to conformal mappings.

Origen

mid 17th century (in the sense 'conformable'): from late Latin conformalis, from con- 'together' + formalis 'formal'. The current sense was coined in German.

Derivados

conformally

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adverbio
Example sentences
  • Although he had given a proof of the theorem that any simply connected region of the plane can be mapped conformally onto a disc, his proof involved using the Dirichlet problem.
  • He also studied polynomials, now named after him, which approximate a function that conformally maps a given simply-connected domain onto a disc.
  • Surprisingly, classical string theory dynamics is described by a conformally invariant 2D quantum field theory.

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