Geometry pp 183-210 | Cite as

Projective Geometry

  • Roger Fenn
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)

Abstract

Geometries are defined by their objects of study. Euclidean geometry is naturally preoccupied with distance and angle. Otherwise how could we distinguish between an acute and an obtuse triangle? In the discipline of topology a straight line is as good as a curved one. Projective geometry falls between these two extremes. We have already met projections; projective geometry studies properties unchanged by these.

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© Springer-Verlag London 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Fenn
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  1. 1.School of MathematicsUniversity of SussexFalmerUK

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