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IEVref: | 102-04-03 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | straight-line segment | ||

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Definition: | portion of a straight line between two points of the line Note 1 to entry: If ${r}_{\text{A}}$ and ${r}_{\text{B}}$ are the position vectors of two points A and B, the straight-line segment AB is the set of points P with position vectors ${r}_{\text{P}}=u\text{\hspace{0.17em}}{r}_{\text{A}}+(1-u){r}_{\text{B}}$ where $0\le u\le 1$. | ||

Publication date: | 2008-08 | ||

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Internal notes: | 2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00019 (IEV 102) - evaluation. JGO | ||

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Note 1 to entry: If ${r}_{\text{A}}$ and ${r}_{\text{B}}$ are the position vectors of two points A and B, the straight-line segment AB is the set of points P with position vectors ${r}_{\text{P}}=u\text{\hspace{0.17em}}{r}_{\text{A}}+(1-u){r}_{\text{B}}$ where $0\le u\le 1$.