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## 7.1 Rigid Motion in a Plane

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**Images and Preimages**Figures in a plane can be changed to produce a new figure or image. In this unit, we will be investigating 3 different methods for making new figures (images) from old ones. Later in the course we will investigate a fourth method. The new figure is called the image. The original figure is called the preimage (the one that came before).**Transformations and Isometry**The operation that maps or moves the preimage onto the image is called a transformation (change). An isometry is a transformation that preserves length, it is considered a rigid transformation or motion. The new figure or image is congruent to the original figure or preimage.**One Way to Use Notation**The image or new figure can be named with different letters.**A Second Way to Use Notation**Sometimes we use the same letter to represent the preimage and the image so that it is clear to the reader that they aren’t just totally different images, but that they have a relationship to one another. Namely the image was produced by the preimage. Of course the letters can’t be exactly the same, or we won’t know which is which, like using the same name for all of your children. (Which one is George?) Using this type of notation- if the preimage is A, then the image is A’, which is read “A prime”. (Like George and George Jr)**What are the 3 Transformations?**1. Translations are accomplished by sliding the figure across the plane. (Hint-the “sl” in translation can remind you of the “sl” in slide.) 2. Reflections are accomplished by flipping the figure across a line of reflection, often the x or y axis, in the plane. (Hint- the “fl” in reflections can remind you of the “fl” in flip.) 3. Rotations are accomplished by turning the figure about a point, often the origin, in the plane. (Hint-you probably already know that a rotation is a turn.) Note: Keep in mind that these transformations are rigid. They do not change the size and shape of the figure, but merely relocate the figure in the plane and/or change its orientation.**Illustrations of the 3 Transformations**• 1. Translations ( or slides): this moves the figure to a new location with no change to the looks of the figure. • 2. Reflections: these are like mirror images as seen across a line or a point. • 3. Rotations: this turns the figure clockwise or counter-clockwise but doesn’t change the figure. (HCPS)**More Illustrations**As you look at the image determine the type of translation. Art work Floor tiling ROTATION TRANSLATION http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/escher/tessellations.11.html http://www.camaraslate.com/images/flooring/E42601.jpg**More images**Art work Stained Glass Window TRANSLATION REFLECTION http://www.easyboo.com/images/tb/IMG_3814a.JPG http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/escher/tessellations.11.html**More images**Art work Quilting ROTATION REFLECTION http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/escher/tessellations.11.html www.lisettescountryfabriccreations.com**Examples**Does the transformation appear to be an isometry. 1. 2. 3. YES NO YES**More Examples**Name the type of transformation that maps the unshaded right triangle (preimage) onto the shaded right triangle (image). 4. 5. REFLECTION ROTATION 6. TRANSLATION**7. HIJK**8. Rotation 9. 10. 11. (9,2) 12. See Sketch More Examples Complete each statement.**Last Example**Find the value of the variables given the transformation is an isometry 13. 3a + 1 = 10 3a = 9 a = 3 b = 4