Degrees of freedom

Lecturer: Gonzalo Gómez

Date: 21/11/2018

Time: 15:00

Place: Room 209 (2nd floor, Faculty of Mathematics UCM)


The degrees of freedom of a problem, distribution, space, or shape is the minimum number of real numbers required to describe it. We define the degrees of freedom of a set of objects in general and offer several interpretations of the concept.

Then we show several examples and applications of this concept in fields such as projective geometry, electrical engineering, statistics, algebra, triangles and multicopters.


  • H.S.M. Coxeter: Projective Geometry (chapter 9)
  • Pierre R. Bélanger, Eric L. Adler and Nicholas C. Rumin: Introduction to circuits with electronics (chapter 2)

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