By Walter Benz

This e-book is predicated on actual internal product areas X of arbitrary (finite or endless) measurement more than or equivalent to two. Designed as a time period graduate path, the e-book is helping scholars to appreciate nice principles of classical geometries in a contemporary and common context. a true profit is the dimension-free method of very important geometrical theories. the one necessities are easy linear algebra and simple 2- and three-d actual geometry.

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Let Σ be one of the metric spaces (X, eucl), (X, hyp). Then l (a, b) = g (a, b) for all a = b of X, where l (a, b) designates the Menger line through a, b. Proof. If g (a, b), a = b, is a g-line, then x ∈ X is in g (a, b) if, and only if, ∀z∈X [d (a, z) = d (a, x)] and [d (b, z) = d (b, x)] imply z = x. 12) 46 Chapter 2. Euclidean and Hyperbolic Geometry for every g-line g and motion f . e. g (0, λe) = {µe | µ ∈ R}. a) Euclidean case. 12) has for a = 0 and b = λe the form ∀z∈X z 2 = x2 and ez = ex imply z = x.

Observe d (x, y) ≥ 0 for all x, y ∈ S, since (i), (ii), (iii) imply 0 = d (x, x) ≤ d (x, y) + d (y, x) = 2d (x, y). 38 Chapter 2. Euclidean and Hyperbolic Geometry (i) is called the axiom of coincidence, (ii) the symmetry axiom and (iii) the triangle inequality. Proposition 1. (X, eucl), (X, hyp) are metric spaces, called the euclidean, hyperbolic metric space, respectively, over X. Proof. d of step D of the proof of Theorem 7. e. eucl (x, y) ≤ eucl (x, z)+ eucl (z, y). It remains to prove (iii) for (X, hyp).

18), c = c and > 0. a, a motion µ such that µ (c) = 0, µ (c ) = λj, λ > 0. e. e. 1 + x2 = cosh implies 1 + λ2 1 + x2 − λjx = cosh . Applying this implication twice, namely for x = j sinh i ∈ X, i2 = 1, ij = 0 we obtain 1 + λ2 cosh − λ sinh = cosh = and for x = i sinh with 1 + λ2 cosh , a contradiction, since λ > 0 and > 0. Thus c = c . 18), hyp (c, x) = . Hence = . 5. Balls, hyperplanes, subspaces 49 a euclidean hyperplane of X. If e ∈ X satisﬁes e2 = 1, if t ∈ R and ω1 , ω2 ∈ O (X), then ω1 Tt ω2 (e⊥ ) = {ω1 Tt ω2 (x) | x ∈ e⊥ } will be called a hyperbolic √ hyperplane, where {Tt | t ∈ R} is based on the axis e and the kernel sinh · 1 + h2 .