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 18 - Parallels and the Double Triangle|
We discuss Euclid's parallel postulate and the confusion it led to in the history of hyperbolic geometry. In Universal Hyperbolic Geometry we define the parallel to a line through a point, NOT the notion of parallel lines. This leads us to the useful construction of the double triangle of a triangle, and various perspective centers associated to it, the x, y and z points of a triangle. The x and z point lie on the ortho-axis, the y point generally does not.
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