definition of figures

The figures are the geometric elements that occupy a certain space and that could be defined essentially as a set of confluent points in the same place. Figures are always determined by their natural limit and that is what indicates the space they occupy in addition to indicating the space where a new figure can appear. To study and analyze figures scientifically, we must resort to Geometry, a science that seeks to describe and understand elements of figures such as their shape, dimensions, structure, space and position among other elements.

Geometric figures can have various dimensions, which helps us to classify them and organize their understanding. In the first place, as it is the founding base of every figure, we find the point, the dimensionless figure par excellence. Then we have at curves and straight lines, which are one-dimensional or one-dimensional figures. In the group of two-dimensional figures we find the vast majority of the most common shapes, for example the flat, the triangle, the quadrilateral (both two belonging to the group of polygons), the circumference, the parable and the hyperbola, Besides the ellipse.

As he polyhedron, As the cylinder, the cone and the sphere they are three-dimensional figures. These three-dimensional shapes are those that in addition to having a surface also have volume. The polytope it is an N-dimensional figure, which can have infinite dimensions.

Normally, when we talk about figures we were making references to objects defined especially by their limits or lines, since they are the ones that delimit the specific shape of each figure. The figure then will not depend on its position or direction but rather on its perimeter. That is, a triangle can be positioned in various ways without affecting its triangle characteristics. On the contrary, there are no geometric figures with an open perimeter.

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