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Authors: Sauer, Tilman
Schütz, Tobias
Title: Einstein on involutions in projective geometry
Online publication date: 27-Sep-2021
Language: english
Abstract: We discuss Einstein’s knowledge of projective geometry. We show that two pages of Einstein’s Scratch Notebook from around 1912 with geometrical sketches can directly be associated with similar sketches in manuscript pages dating from his Princeton years. By this correspondence, we show that the sketches are all related to a common theme, the discussion of involution in a projective geometry setting with particular emphasis on the infinite point. We offer a conjecture as to the probable purpose of these geometric considerations.
DDC: 510 Mathematik
510 Mathematics
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 08 Physik, Mathematik u. Informatik
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC-BY
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Journal: Archive for history of exact sciences
Pages or article number: 523
Publisher: Springer
Publisher place: Berlin u.a.
Issue date: 2021
ISSN: 1432-0657
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