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 08 - Computations and Homogeneous Coordinates|
We discuss the two main objects in hyperbolic geometry: points and lines. In this video we give the official definitions of these two concepts: both defined purely algebraically using proportions of three numbers. This brings out the duality between points and lines, and connects with our 3 dimensional picture of lines and planes in the space, or our 3 dimensional picture of the projective plane. We derive several important theorems: the formulas for the lines joining two points, and dually the point where two lines meet.
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