By Walter Benz

This e-book relies on genuine internal product areas X of arbitrary (finite or endless) measurement more than or equivalent to two. With usual homes of (general) translations and basic distances of X, euclidean and hyperbolic geometries are characterised. For those areas X additionally the field geometries of Möbius and Lie are studied (besides euclidean and hyperbolic geometry), in addition to geometries the place Lorentz modifications play the foremost position. The geometrical notions of this booklet are according to normal areas X as defined. this suggests that still mathematicians who've no longer to this point been in particular drawn to geometry might examine and comprehend nice rules of classical geometries in smooth and basic contexts. Proofs of more recent theorems, characterizing isometries and Lorentz differences lower than light hypotheses are incorporated, like for example limitless dimensional models of well-known theorems of A.D. Alexandrov on Lorentz differences. a true gain is the dimension-free method of very important geometrical theories. merely must haves are simple linear algebra and simple 2- and third-dimensional genuine geometry.

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9) is a subset of [a, b]. This follows from α ≤ ξ ≤ β and hyp x (α), x (β) = |α − β| = β − α, hyp x (α), x (ξ) = ξ − α, hyp x (ξ), x (β) = β − ξ. e. with β − α = hyp x (α) x (β) = hyp x (α), z + hyp z, x (β) . Deﬁne ξ := α + hyp x (α), z . e. α ≤ ξ ≤ β. 9). 10) hyp z, x (β) = β − ξ = hyp x (ξ), x (β) . 11) We take a motion f with f (a) = 0 and f (b) = λe, λ > 0. e. that f (a) = e sinh η1 , f x (ξ) = e sinh η2 , f (b) = e sinh η3 with η3 = |η2 | + |η3 − η2 | and λ = sinh η3 . Hence 0 = η1 ≤ η2 ≤ η3 and f x (ξ) =: µe with 0 ≤ µ ≤ λ.

Then [a, b] = {x (ξ) | α ≤ ξ ≤ β} and l (a, b) = {x (ξ) | ξ ∈ R}. 9) 44 Chapter 2. Euclidean and Hyperbolic Geometry Proof. 9) is a subset of [a, b]. This follows from α ≤ ξ ≤ β and hyp x (α), x (β) = |α − β| = β − α, hyp x (α), x (ξ) = ξ − α, hyp x (ξ), x (β) = β − ξ. e. with β − α = hyp x (α) x (β) = hyp x (α), z + hyp z, x (β) . Deﬁne ξ := α + hyp x (α), z . e. α ≤ ξ ≤ β. 9). 10) hyp z, x (β) = β − ξ = hyp x (ξ), x (β) . 11) We take a motion f with f (a) = 0 and f (b) = λe, λ > 0. e. that f (a) = e sinh η1 , f x (ξ) = e sinh η2 , f (b) = e sinh η3 with η3 = |η2 | + |η3 − η2 | and λ = sinh η3 .

E. sgn y1 = sgn S, if the coeﬃcient of S is positive. e. e. −x2 αS ≤ |x2 αS| < C 1 + x22 (1 + α2 ). 42 Chapter 2. Euclidean and Hyperbolic Geometry Obviously, l := {Ts (µq) | µ ∈ R} ⊂ Σ. e. l = {sgn S · √ k e cosh η + j sinh η | η ∈ R}, √ −1 k ω (e) cosh η + ω −1 (j) sinh η | η ∈ R} with δω −1 (e) = Ce − αj, δω −1 (j) = αe + Cj. So the line l is given by {a cosh η + b sinh η | η ∈ R} √ with a := sgn S· k·ω −1 (e), b := ω −1 (j). Notice ab = 0, in view of ω −1 (e)ω −1 (j) = ej, and b2 = 1. That images of lines under motions are lines follows immediately from the deﬁnition of lines.