## Similar

Two figures are said to be similar when all corresponding Angles are equal. Two figures are Directly Similar when all corresponding Angles are equal and described in the same rotational sense. This relationship is written . (The symbol is also used to mean is the same order of magnitude as'' and is Asymptotic to.'') Two figures are Inversely Similar when all corresponding Angles are equal and described in the opposite rotational sense.

See also Directly Similar, Inversely Similar, Similarity Transformation

References

Project Mathematics! Similarity. Videotape (27 minutes). California Institute of Technology. Available from the Math. Assoc. Amer.

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1999-05-26