# The Real Projective Plane, Volume 1

Springer, 1993 - Mathematics - 222 pages
This introduction to projective geometry can be understood by anyone familiar with high-school geometry and algebra. The restriction to real geometry of two dimensions allows every theorem to be illustrated by a diagram. The subject is, in a sense, even simpler than Euclid, whose constructions involved a ruler and compass: here we have constructions using rulers alone. A strict axiomatic treatment is followed only to the point of letting the student see how it is done, but then relaxed to avoid becoming tedious. After two introductory chapters, the concept of continuity is introduced by means of an unusual but intuitively acceptable axiom. Subsequent chapters then treat one- and two-dimensional projectivities, conics, affine geometry, and Euclidean geometry. Chapter 10 continues the discussion of continuity at a more sophisticated level, and the remaining chapters introduce coordinates and their uses. An appendix by George Beck describes Mathematica scripts that can generate illustrations for several chapters; they are provided on a diskette included with the book. (Both PC and Macintosh versions are available) Mathematica is a registered trademark.

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### Contents

 A Comparison of Various Kinds of Geometry 1 13 Central projection 2 14 The line at infinity 4 15 Perspective triangles 6 16 The directed angle or cross 8 17 Hexagramma mysticum 9 18 An outline of subsequent work 10 Incidence 12
 73 Construction for a projectivity on a conic 96 74 Construction for the invariant points of a given hyperbolic projectivity 98 75 Involution on a conic 99 76 A generalization of Steiners construction 102 77 Trilinear polarity 103 Affine Geometry 105 82 Intermediacy 106 83 Congruence 107

 22 The axioms of incidence 14 23 The principle of duality 15 24 Quadrangle and quadrilateral 17 25 Harmonic conjugacy 18 26 Ranges and pencils 21 28 The invariance and symmetry of the harmonic relation 23 Order and Continuity 25 32 Sense 27 33 The SylvesterGallai theorem 29 34 Ordered correspondence 30 35 Continuity 34 37 Order in a pencil 37 OneDimensional Projectivities 39 42 The fundamental theorem of projective geometry 41 43 Pappuss theorem 43 44 Classification of projectivities 45 45 Periodic projectivities 48 47 Quadrangular set of six points 52 48 Projective pencils 54 TwoDimensional Projectivities 55 52 Perspective collineation 57 53 Involutory collineation 59 54 Correlation 61 55 Polarity 62 56 Polar and selfpolar triangles 66 57 The selfpolarity of the Desargues configuration 68 58 Pencil and range of polarities 70 59 Degenerate polarities 71 Conics 73 62 Elliptic and hyperbolic polarities 74 63 How a hyperbolic polarity determines a conic 76 64 Conjugate points and conjugate lines 78 65 Two possible definitions for a conic 80 66 Construction for the conic through five given points 83 67 Two triangles inscribed in a conic 85 68 Pencils of conics 87 Projectivities on a Conic 92 72 Pascal and Brianchon 94
 84 Distance 109 85 Translation and dilatation 113 86 Area 114 87 Classification of conies 117 88 Conjugate diameters 119 89 Asymptotes 121 Euclidean Geometry 126 92 Circles 128 93 Axes of a conic 131 94 Congruent segments 133 95 Congruent angles 134 96 Congruent transformations 138 Continuity 147 102 Proving Archimedess axiom 148 103 Proving the line to be perfect 149 104 The fundamental theorem of projective geometry 152 105 Proving Dedekinds axiom 153 The Introduction of Coordinates 155 111 Addition of points 156 112 Multiplication of points 158 113 Rational points Defining 161 115 The onedimensional continuum 163 116 Homogeneous coordinates 165 The Use of Coordinates 169 122 Analytic geometry 171 123 Verifying the axioms of incidence 173 124 Verifying the axioms of order and continuity 174 125 The general collineation 178 126 The general polarity 181 127 Conies 185 affine and areal coordinates 191 Certesian and trilinear coordinates 193 The Complex Projective Plane 200 How to Use Mathematica 202 Bibliography 214 Index 217 Copyright

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