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dc.contributor.authorKelly, Leroy Miltonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-06T18:41:41Z
dc.date.available2012-09-06T18:41:41Z
dc.date.issued1940
dc.date.submitted1940
dc.identifier.otherb1477959
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/4225
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston University, 1940en_US
dc.description.abstractA number triple defines, algebraically, a point in a plane; a number quadruple a point in space. The physical interpretation of these number groups vary, giving rise to the various systems of homogeneous coordinates. The particular case in which we are interested is that in which these numbers are interpreted as masses. It is at once evident that with an extended interpretation to the term "mass," we may define any point in space as the center of mass of four masses at four fixed points. It is further evident that the mutual ratio of these masses is sufficient to label this point . The configuration of four fixed points at which the masses are located is referred to as the base tetrahedron, and the four masses or more specifically, the ratios of these masses are called the barycentric coordinates of this point. The point itself is referred to as the barycenter of the four masses.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictionsen_US
dc.titleBarycentric coordinatesen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMathematicsen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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