TITLE

Elementary Surprises in Projective Geometry

AUTHOR(S)
Schwartz, Richard; Tabachnikov, Serge
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Sep2010, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses some apparently new theorems in projective geometry that are similar in spirit to Pascal's Theorem and Briancon's Theorem. It is informed that Pappus's Theorem goes back about 1700 years. In 1639, Blaise Pascal discovered a generalization in which there was six points that lie on a conic section.
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53555945

 

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