DefinitionA model for a Kernel using
coordinates to represent the
geometric objects. In order for Simple_cartesian<FieldNumberType> to model Euclidean geometry
in E2 and/or E3, for some mathematical field E (e.g.,
the rationals ℚ or the reals ℝ), the template parameter FieldNumberType
must model the mathematical field E. That is, the field operations on this
number type must compute the mathematically correct results. If the number
type provided as a model for FieldNumberType is only an approximation of a
field (such as the built-in type double), then the geometry provided by
the kernel is only an approximation of Euclidean geometry.
Is Model for the ConceptsKernel
ImplementationIn contrast to Cartesian, no reference counting
is used internally. This eases debugging, but may slow down algorithms
that copy objects intensively.