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 19 - The J Function, sl(2) and the Jacobi Identity|
We review the basic connection between hyperbolic points and matrices, and connect the J function, which computes the joins of points or the meets of lines, with the Lie bracket of 2x2 matrices. This connects with the Lie algebra called sl(2) in the projective setting. The Jacobi identity then gives a new proof of the concurrence of the altitudes of a triangle, in other words the existence of the orthocenter.
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