Meaning of CONFORMAL MAP in English


In mathematics, a transformation of one graph into another in such a way that the angle of intersection of any two lines or curves remains unchanged.

The most common example is the Mercator map , a two-dimensional representation of the surface of the earth that preserves compass directions. Other conformal maps, sometimes called orthomorphic projections, preserve angles but not shapes.

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