Bisector

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bisector One who, or that which, bisects; esp. Geom a straight line which bisects an angle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bisector A line drawn through the vertex of a triangle so as to bisect either the opposite side (bisector of the side) or the angle (bisector of the angle, or internal bisector), or to bisect the external angle formed by the adjacent sides (external bisector). Thus, in the figure, ABC being the triangle, AD is the bisector of the side BC; AE is the internal bisector, and AF the external bisector, of the angle A.
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Usage

In literature:

For example, to prove that the perpendicular bisectors of the sides of a triangle are concurrent.
"The Teaching of Geometry" by David Eugene Smith
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In news:

A chord, radius, and perpendicular bisector used to illustrate how to find an equation for unknown values.
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In science:

Now we define the bisector at t = 0 in terms of this angle and this middle point.
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We have already computed the equations for the two bisectors in Example 4.28.
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But in this case, ˜V ([c]) consists just of two parallel bisectors perpendicular to αc .
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From a3 = ψDAn ([c]) we can determine the order of the three points on the line, which gives us the labels of the bisector.
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The perpendicular bisector B (pi , pj ) is the line through b(pi , pj ) perpendicular to the angle αij = αij (γn ).
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These steps gives us enough control on the bisectors to complete the proof.
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We apply Lemma 6.2 in choosing δpq such that a bisector B (p, q) that passes through x before perturbation still passes through Bǫ (x) after perturbation.
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We treat the perturbation of the bisector angle αpq and the bisection point b(p, q) separately and add up the maximal effect.
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The next lemma gives a value of δ that ensures that a bisector that misses x before perturbation, stays away far enough from x after perturbation.
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Figure 6.1: d is the distance from the bisector B to x.
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We treat the perturbation of the bisector angle αpq and the bisection point b(p, q) separately and add up the maximal effect.
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This implies that after perturbation some bisector b(s, pi ) passes through Bǫ (x).
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Fix a point y ∈ Bǫ (x) such that y is not on any bisector before or after perturbation.
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We concentrate on the bisector B (p1 , s) now.
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If we fix p, move q slightly, thereby changing αpq slightly as well, some point that was far away on the bisector B (p, q) before moving q , is on a big distance from B (p, q) after disturbance.
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