Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Line segment

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_546

The straight line joining any two points in n-dimensional real space is a line segment. More specifically, if x1 and x2 are the two points, then the set of points {x | x = (1 − λ)x1 + λ x2,0 ≤ λ ≤ 1} is the line segment joining x1 and x2. Line.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA