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Affine geometry and quadrics are attention-grabbing matters on my own, yet also they are very important functions of linear algebra. they offer a primary glimpse into the realm of algebraic geometry but they're both correct to quite a lot of disciplines comparable to engineering.

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Bn ⎝ x ⎠ n 1 1 This (n + 1) × (n + 1) matrix is denoted by M (R , R) and is called the matrix of the change of affine frame or the matrix of the change of coordinates. So, we have ⎛ ⎛ ⎞ ⎞ x1 x1 ⎜ .. ⎟ ⎜ .. ⎟ ⎜ . ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ = M (R , R) ⎜ . ⎟ . 11 Equations of a Linear Variety Let us fix an affine frame R = {P ; (e1 , . . , en )} in an affine space A, and consider a linear variety L = Q + [F ]. Let Q = (q1 , . . , qn ). n Let us fix a basis (v1 , . . , vr ) of F . Put vj = i=1 aij ei , j = 1, .

It has the great advantage that the components of a point coincide with its coordinates. 1 Change of Affine Frame Let us assume given two affine frames R = {P ; (e1 , . . , en )} and R = {P ; (v1 , . . , vn )} in the same affine space A. We want to find the relationship between the coordinates (x1 , . . , xn ) of a point X with respect to R and the coordinates (x1 , . . 7). To find this relationship we put −−→ PX = n xi ei , i=1 −−→ P X= n xj vj , j=1 −−→ PP = n bi ei , i=1 18 1. 7. Coordinates of X with respect to R and R n vj = aij ei .

2 It is clear, for instance, that by permuting the last two points, the simple ratio is inverted. In fact, we have 2 Not all authors take the points in the same order in the definition of simple ratio. We have adopted, as a sign of recognition and respect, the definition used by Puig Adam, [23], volume 2, page 108. 13 Simple Ratio 29 (A, B, C) = λ, (A, C, B) = 1 , λ (B, A, C) = λ , λ−1 (B, C, A) = λ−1 , λ (C, A, B) = 1 , 1−λ (C, B, A) = 1 − λ. 1 Characterization of the Points of a Line Segment (k = R) Let A be a real affine space, that is, such that its associated vector space E is an R-vector space.

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