Universal Hyperbolic Geometry
Universal Hyperbolic Geometry (UNSW). This is a collection of video lectures on Universal Hyperbolic Geometry given by Professor N. J. Wildberger. This course explains a new, simpler and more elegant theory of non-Euclidean geometry; in particular hyperbolic geometry. It is a purely algebraic approach which avoids transcendental functions like log, sin, tanh etc, relying instead on high school algebra and quadratic equations. The theory is more general, extending beyond the null circle, and connects naturally to Einstein's special theory of relativity.
|Lecture 07 - The Circle and Projective Homogeneous Coordinates (Part A)|
This lecture introduces projective geometry. We adopt the 19th century view of a projective space as the space of one-dimensional subspaces of an affine space of one higher dimension. Thus the projective line is viewed as the space of lines through the origin in two dimensional space, while the projective plane deals with one dimensional and two dimensional subspaces of a 3 dimensional affine xyz space (called respectively projective points and projective lines).
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