Homogeneous coordinates

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Coordinates having the property that the object determined by them does not change if all the coordinates are multiplied by the same non-zero number. Such, for example, are projective coordinates; Plücker coordinates and pentaspherical coordinates.



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This article was adapted from an original article by D.D. Sokolov (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article