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Rigid Motion

A transformation consisting of Rotations and Translations which leaves a given arrangement unchanged.

See also Euclidean Motion, Plane, Rotation


Courant, R. and Robbins, H. What is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods, 2nd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, p. 141, 1996.

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