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Opposite of polygon?

  1. Jul 19, 2011 #1
    Sorry if this seems elementary but what shapes are the opposite of polygons (closed by line segments) and what do you call them? Sorry if my question is phrased weird.
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2011 #2

    disregardthat

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    What do you mean by the opposite of a geometrical figure?
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 #3
    I guess I mean curved shapes that end in points. Not quite conics but a combination of them. One shape is a diamond with curved edges inward. I am no geometer nor have I taken any topology. Sorry if this is still vague
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 #4

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    If I had to guess, I would have to see anything that has curves. If I had to define curve, I would define an object with a boundary that at all points has a changing derivative: in other words no straight lines on the objects boundary which means that the derivative is non-constant about any local region of the shapes boundary (I'm sorry I can't state a mathematical rule for this, but I'm sure there is one out there).
     
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