(cartography) Of a map projection, preserving relative angles over small scales, except at a limited number of distinct points. On such map projections the scale depends only location but not direction. Also referred to as orthomorphic.
Origin of conformal
Late Latin cōnfōrmālissimilar Latin com-com- Latin fōrmashape
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The theory of conformal representation shows that the motion is given by (b-a'.u -a) +?
- n)= l b - au - ' (8) a - a u - b (9) dS2 I A I (b-a.b-a') dw m du = 21/(U - b)- ‘ 1 (u-a.0-a')' du -, r u' Io) the formulas by which the conformal representation is obtained.
7), and so must be excluded from the boundary of u; the conformal re presentation is made now with du= (b-a.b-a') du - (u-b) A l (u-a.0-a) (I) dw m I m' du = 7r u-j - u -j' _ m+m' u-b it u' j.0-j" b = mj i m'j m+m', taking u = co at the source where FIG.7.
The result is a conformal coating (where the added layer covers the entire surface - see figure 3 below ).