Compression of a Geometric Figure
Contraction of a Geometric Figure
A transformation in
which all distances are shortened by a common factor. This is done
by contracting all points toward some fixed point P.
Note: The common factor is less than 1 for a contraction. When
the common factor is greater than 1 the transformation is called
a dilation.
See
also
Dilation
of a geometric figure, compression
of a graph, preimage, image
