1830-1930: A Century of Geometry: Epistemology, History and by Luciano Boi, Dominique Flament, Jean-Michel Salanskis

By Luciano Boi, Dominique Flament, Jean-Michel Salanskis

Those risk free little articles aren't extraordinarily invaluable, yet i used to be brought on to make a few feedback on Gauss. Houzel writes on "The start of Non-Euclidean Geometry" and summarises the proof. primarily, in Gauss's correspondence and Nachlass you'll find proof of either conceptual and technical insights on non-Euclidean geometry. probably the clearest technical result's the formulation for the circumference of a circle, k(pi/2)(e^(r/k)-e^(-r/k)). this can be one example of the marked analogy with round geometry, the place circles scale because the sine of the radius, while right here in hyperbolic geometry they scale because the hyperbolic sine. however, one needs to confess that there's no facts of Gauss having attacked non-Euclidean geometry at the foundation of differential geometry and curvature, even though evidently "it is hard to imagine that Gauss had now not visible the relation". by way of assessing Gauss's claims, after the courses of Bolyai and Lobachevsky, that this was once recognized to him already, one may still might be keep in mind that he made comparable claims relating to elliptic functions---saying that Abel had just a 3rd of his effects and so on---and that during this situation there's extra compelling proof that he used to be basically correct. Gauss exhibits up back in Volkert's article on "Mathematical growth as Synthesis of instinct and Calculus". even if his thesis is trivially right, Volkert will get the Gauss stuff all fallacious. The dialogue issues Gauss's 1799 doctoral dissertation at the primary theorem of algebra. Supposedly, the matter with Gauss's evidence, that's alleged to exemplify "an development of instinct relating to calculus" is that "the continuity of the aircraft ... wasn't exactified". after all, an individual with the slightest knowing of arithmetic will comprehend that "the continuity of the aircraft" isn't any extra a topic during this facts of Gauss that during Euclid's proposition 1 or the other geometrical paintings whatever in the course of the thousand years among them. the true factor in Gauss's evidence is the character of algebraic curves, as in fact Gauss himself knew. One wonders if Volkert even to learn the paper due to the fact that he claims that "the existance of the purpose of intersection is taken care of by means of Gauss as anything totally transparent; he says not anything approximately it", that's it appears that evidently fake. Gauss says much approximately it (properly understood) in a protracted footnote that exhibits that he regarded the matter and, i'd argue, regarded that his facts used to be incomplete.

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Since we gave a classification of S13 -catenoids, the theorem induced a classification of co-orientable extended hyperbolic metrics on the 2-sphere with two regular singularities. 4. Non-co-orientable extended hyperbolic metrics on the 2-sphere with two regular singularities are obtained from the pullback of the spherical Poincar´e metric by the following meromorphic functions, defined on the universal covering of C \ {0}, g= ζ (2m−1+iτ )/2 − i ζ (2m−1+iτ )/2 + i (m ∈ Z, τ ≥ 0), (45) Hyperbolic Metrics and Space-Like CMC-1 Surfaces 43 where ζ is the canonical coordinate of C.

Pn := M \ {p1, . . ,pn its universal covering space. Then the monodromy representation ρF with respect to f coincides with the lift of the monodromy representation of d σ 2 , and ρF takes values in SU(1, 1). Thus f = Fe3 F ∗ is single valued on M \ {p1 , . . , pn }, which proves the assertion. 12. One can define projective de Sitter space P13 := S13 /{±} by identifying the de Sitter 3-space via the antipodal involution. 11 for non-co-orientable extended hyperbolic metrics by suitable modifications.

1. An extended hyperbolic metric on the 2-sphere which has at most 2 . In one regular singular point is isometric to the spherical Poincar´e metric on SH particular, it is co-orientable. As a consequence, there are no extended hyperbolic metrics on the 2-sphere having exactly one regular singular point. The non-existence of spherical metrics on the 2-sphere having exactly one regular singular point was pointed out in [17]. The above assertion is an analogue of this fact. Proof. Let d σ 2 be an extended hyperbolic metric on S2 having at most one proper singular point.

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