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By D.M.Y. Sommerville

The current creation bargains with the metrical and to a slighter quantity with the projective point. a 3rd point, which has attracted a lot cognizance lately, from its program to relativity, is the differential element. this is often altogether excluded from the current booklet. during this booklet an entire systematic treatise has no longer been tried yet have fairly chosen yes consultant subject matters which not just illustrate the extensions of theorems of hree-dimensional geometry, yet demonstrate effects that are unforeseen and the place analogy will be a faithless advisor. the 1st 4 chapters clarify the basic rules of prevalence, parallelism, perpendicularity, and angles among linear areas. Chapters V and VI are analytical, the previous projective, the latter principally metrical. within the former are given a few of the easiest principles when it comes to algebraic kinds, and a extra specific account of quadrics, particularly as regards to their linear areas. the rest chapters take care of polytopes, and comprise, particularly in bankruptcy IX, the various straightforward rules in research situs. bankruptcy VIII treats hyperspatial figures, and the ultimate bankruptcy establishes the common polytopes.

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Rs❡ t❤❡r❡ ❛r❡ ❝♦rr❡s♣♦♥❞✐♥❣ ❡q✉❛t✐♦♥s ✐♥ y ❛♥❞ z✱ ♠❛❦✐♥❣ ✹✽ t❡r♠s ✐♥ ❛❧❧✳ ■t✬s ❡❛s② t♦ s❡❡ ✇❤❛t ❝✉r✈❡s ✇❡ ✇✐❧❧ ❣❡t ❛t t❤❡ ❡❞❣❡s ♦❢ t❤❡ ♣❛t❝❤✳ ❆t t❤❡ ❡❞❣❡ u = 0✱ ❢♦r ✐♥st❛♥❝❡✱ t❤❡ ❡q✉❛t✐♦♥ ❞❡❣❡♥❡r❛t❡s t♦✿ x = a3 t3 + a7 t2 + a11 t + a15 . ■♥ ❢❛❝t✱ ❢♦r ❛♥② ✜①❡❞ ✈❛❧✉❡ ♦❢ t ♦r u✱ ✇❡ ❣❡t ♦✉t ❛ ❝✉❜✐❝ ✐s♦✲♣❛r❛♠❡tr✐❝ ❝✉r✈❡ ✐♥ t❤❡ ♦t❤❡r ♣❛r❛♠❡t❡r✳ ❆s ✇❡❧❧ ❛s ❦♥♦✇✐♥❣ t❤❡ ♣♦s✐t✐♦♥ ♦❢ t❤❡ ❜♦✉♥❞❛r② ❝✉r✈❡s✱ ✇❡ ♥❡❡❞ t♦ ♠❛t❝❤ t❛♥❣❡♥ts✖❛♥❞ ♠❛②❜❡ ❤✐❣❤❡r ❞❡r✐✈❛t✐✈❡s✱ r❛❞✐✉s ♦❢ ❝✉r✈❛✲ t✉r❡ ❡t❝✳✖ ❛❝r♦ss t❤❡ ❜♦✉♥❞❛r✐❡s✳ t❛♥❣❡♥t ❛❝r♦ss t❤❡ u=0 ❞✐✛❡r❡♥t✐❛t❡ ✇✐t❤ r❡s♣❡❝t t♦ ∂x = ∂u + + + ❚❤❡♥ s❡t u=0 ▲❡t✬s ✜♥❞ ❛♥ ❡①♣r❡ss✐♦♥ ❢♦r t❤❡ ❡❞❣❡ ♦❢ ❛ ❈❛rt❡s✐❛♥ ♣r♦❞✉❝t ♣❛t❝❤✳ ❋✐rst u✿ 3a0 t3 u2 + 2a1 t3 u + a2 t3 3a4 t2 u2 + 2a5 t2 u + a6 t2 3a8 tu2 + 2a9 tu + a10 t 3a12 u2 + 2a13 u + a14 .

X = a2 t3 + a6 t2 + a10 t + a14 . ∂u u=0 ❙✉r❢❛❝❡ ♣❛t❝❤❡s ✹✸ ❆♥② ♦t❤❡r ♣❛t❝❤ ✇❤✐❝❤ ❤❛s t❤❡ s❛♠❡ ❜♦✉♥❞❛r② ❝✉r✈❡ ❛♥❞ ❞❡r✐✈❛t✐✈❡ ♣♦❧②♥♦♠✐❛❧ ✷ ❛t ✐ts ❡❞❣❡ ✇✐❧❧ ♠❛t❝❤ t❤✐s ♣❛t❝❤ ❛t ✐ts ✸ u = 0 ❡❞❣❡❀ s✐♠✐❧❛r ❝♦♥str❛✐♥ts ❛♣♣❧② ❛t t❤❡ ♦t❤❡r ❡❞❣❡s ✳ ■♥ ❛ ❝♦♠♠♦♥ ❝❛s❡✱ ✇❡ ❤❛✈❡ ❛ ♥❡t✇♦r❦ ♦❢ s♣❛❝❡ ❝✉r✈❡s r❡❛❞②✲ ❞❡s✐❣♥❡❞✳ ❆♥♥♦②✐♥❣❧②✱ ✐t ✇♦r❦s ♦✉t t❤❛t ❜✐❝✉❜✐❝ ♣❛t❝❤❡s ❤❛✈❡ ❥✉st ♦♥❡ t♦♦ ♠❛♥② ❞❡❣r❡❡s ♦❢ ❢r❡❡❞♦♠ ✭✐♥ ❡❛❝❤ ❞✐♠❡♥s✐♦♥✮ t♦ s✉r❢❛❝❡ s✉❝❤ ❛ ♥❡t✇♦r❦ ✇✐t❤♦✉t t❤❡ s✉♣♣❧② ♦❢ ❛❞❞✐t✐♦♥❛❧ ❞❛t❛✳ ✭❍✐❣❤❡r✲❞❡❣r❡❡ ♣❛t❝❤❡s ❤❛✈❡ ❧♦ts ♦❢ ❡①tr❛ ❞❡❣r❡❡s ♦❢ ❢r❡❡❞♦♠✱ q✉❛❞r❛t✐❝s ❞♦♥✬t ❤❛✈❡ ❡♥♦✉❣❤✳✮ ■❢ t❤❡ ♣❛t❝❤❡s ❛r❡ ❜❡✐♥❣ ❞❡t❡r♠✐♥❡❞ ❜② ❛ ❍❡r♠✐t❡ t❡❝❤✲ ♥✐q✉❡✱ ♦r ❛s ❛ ❣❡♦♠❡tr✐❝ r❡❧❛t✐♦♥s❤✐♣ ❜❡t✇❡❡♥ t❤❡ ❛❧❧♦✇❛❜❧❡ ♣♦s✐t✐♦♥s ♦❢ t❤❡ ✐♥t❡r♥❛❧ ♣♦✐♥ts ✐♥ ❛❞❥❛❝❡♥t ♣❛t❝❤❡s ✭♦r✖❧♦♦❦✐♥❣ ❛❤❡❛❞✖t❤❡ ❝♦rr❡s♣♦♥❞✐♥❣ ✈❡rt✐❝❡s ♦❢ ❛ ❇é③✐❡r ❝♦♥tr♦❧ ♠❡s❤✮✱ t❤❡♥ t❤❡ ❡①tr❛ ❞❡❣r❡❡s ♦❢ ❢r❡❡❞♦♠ ❡♠❡r❣❡ ❛s s♦✲❝❛❧❧❡❞ t✇✐st ✈❡❝t♦rs ❛t t❤❡ ♣❛t❝❤ ❝♦r♥❡rs✿ ∂ 2 Q(t, u) .

Tr✐❝ ❜❛s✐❝s ✸✵ ✷✭✐✐✐✮✖❯s✐♥❣ ❛ ❵r❛②✲t❡st✬ t♦ ✜♥❞ ♦✉t ✇❤❡t❤❡r ❛ ♣♦✐♥t ✐s ✐♥s✐❞❡ ❛ ♣♦❧②❣♦♥✿ ✐❢ t❤❡ ♥✉♠❜❡r ♦❢ ✐♥t❡rs❡❝t✐♦♥s ✐s ♦❞❞✱ ✐t ✐s✳ s✐♥❝❡ ✇❡ ❤❛✈❡ ♥♦ ✐♠♣❧✐❝✐t ❡q✉❛t✐♦♥✳ ❲❡✬✈❡ ❣♦t t♦ ❞♦ t❤❛t ✐♥ ❛ ♠♦st ♦❜❧✐q✉❡ ✇❛②✱ ❜② s❤♦♦t✐♥❣ ♦✉t ❛ str❛✐❣❤t ❧✐♥❡ ❢r♦♠ t❤❡ ♣♦✐♥t ♦❢ ✐♥t❡r❡st t♦ ✐♥✜♥✐t②✱ ❛♥❞ ❝♦✉♥t✐♥❣ ❤♦✇ ♠❛♥② t✐♠❡s ✐t ❝r♦ss❡s t❤❡ ♣♦❧②❣♦♥ ✭s❡❡ ■❧❧✉str❛t✐♦♥ ✷✭✐✐✐✮✮❀ t❤❡ ❏♦r❞❛♥ ❝✉r✈❡ t❤❡♦r❡♠ t❡❧❧s ✉s t❤❛t ✇❤❡t❤❡r t❤❡ ✜♥❛❧ ❝♦✉♥t ✐s ♦❞❞ ♦r ❡✈❡♥ ❞❡t❡r♠✐♥❡s ✇❤❡t❤❡r ✇❡✬r❡ ✐♥s✐❞❡ t❤❡ ♣♦❧②❣♦♥ ♦r ♥♦t✳ ❚❤✐s ✐s ❛ ❝❧❛ss✐❝ ❛r❡❛ ♦❢ ❛❝t✐✈✐t② ✭❡s♣❡❝✐❛❧❧② ✐♥ t❤r❡❡ ❞✐♠❡♥s✐♦♥s✮✱ ❛♥❞ ✐❢ ✇❡ ✇❡♥t ❛♥② ❞❡❡♣❡r ✐♥t♦ t❤❡ ♠❛tt❡r ✇❡✬❞ ❜❡ t❛❧❦✐♥❣ ❛❜♦✉t ❛♥♦t❤❡r t②♣❡ ♦❢ s♦❧✐❞ r❡♣r❡s❡♥t❛t✐♦♥✱ t❤❡ ❜♦✉♥❞❛r② ♠♦❞❡❧✳✳✳✳ 3 Parametric curves and surfaces ❲❡ ❤❛✈❡ s❡❡♥ t❤❛t ✐♥ t✇♦ ❞✐♠❡♥s✐♦♥s t❤❡ str❛✐❣❤t ❧✐♥❡ ❛♥❞ ❝✐r❝❧❡ ❝❛♥ ❜❡ ❡①♣r❡ss❡❞ ❜② ❡q✉❛t✐♦♥s ❢♦r ♣❛r❛♠❡t❡r t✳ ❆s t❤❡ ✈❛❧✉❡ ♦❢ t x ❛♥❞ y✱ ✐♥ t❡r♠s ♦❢ ❛♥ ❛✉①✐❧✐❛r② ❝❤❛♥❣❡s✱ ♥❡✇ ✈❛❧✉❡s ♦❢ x ❛♥❞ y ❛r❡ ❣❡♥❡r❛t❡❞✳ ■♥ t❤r❡❡ ❞✐♠❡♥s✐♦♥s✱ ✇❡ ♥❡❡❞ ♦♥❧② ❛❞❞ ❛♥♦t❤❡r ❡q✉❛t✐♦♥ ❢♦r z✳ ❚❤✉s ❛ str❛✐❣❤t ❧✐♥❡ ✐♥ s♣❛❝❡ ✐s✿ x = x0 + f t y = y0 + gt z = z0 + ht.

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