A precise location is defined as a point with zero dimensions. So we can easily tell you where the location of something is, say at (x,y,z) from the starting point. But let's say you had a map of the solar system, and used a scale that is too small. The planet Jupiter would now be found at several locations at once.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Anyway, the question is: does the word "location" only have one mathematical definition, being an exact point? In the case of Jupiter, are there there several locations where you will find the gas giant, or can you define a single location as a collection of points?

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Geometry and location

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**