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Two-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry

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In chapter 2 we introduced the concept of the two-dimensional rectangular coordinate system, and defined points in space as vectors, whence we were able to draw line segments between pairs of points. To be strictly accurate, a straight line (or line for short) in two-dimensional space is not a finite segment, but stretches off to infinity in both directions, and so we need to introduce ways of representing a general point on such a line.

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© 1984 Ian O. Angell and Brian J. Jones

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Angell, I.O., Jones, B.J. (1984). Two-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry. In: Advanced Graphics with the Acorn Electron. Palgrave, London.

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