Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://doi.org/10.25358/openscience-6369
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
DOI: http://doi.org/10.25358/openscience-6369
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC-BY
Information on rights of use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Journal: Archive for history of exact sciences
75
Pages or article number: 523
555
Publisher: Springer
Publisher place: Berlin u.a.
Issue date: 2021
ISSN: 1432-0657
Publisher's URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00407-020-00270-z
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