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 23 - The Triple Quad Formula in Universal Hyperbolic Geometry|
The Triple quad formula is the second most important theorem in hyperbolic geometry. It gives the relation between the three quadrances formed by three collinear points. It is a quite challenging theorem to prove: relying on a remarkable polynomial identity. It is a deformation of the Euclidean Triple quad formula, and happens to agree in form with the Euclidean Triple spread formula. We sketch an argument for this seeming coincidence.
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