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Transform gradient to reference element

Minimal example of the problem My attempt I think this is not a linear solution like \begin{equation} \nabla u = \nabla A_K x + \nabla b_K \end{equation} which must be wrong because $A_K$ is a ...
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Dumb question regarding affine transformations

So, we can write an affinity $\phi$ as $$\phi(x) = Ax + b$$ for some linear transformation $A$ and vector $b$. What exactly does it mean for an affinity to be a "scaling"? Is this a mapping of the ...
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Prove that this affinity is the identity mapping

Let $\phi : K^n \to K^n$ be an affinity, such that all lines are parallel to their image under $\phi$. Prove that if $\phi$ has two fixed points, then $\phi$ is the identity mapping. My attempt: I ...
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Interesting observation WRT 1,2,3-dimensional convex polytopes and higher dimensional ones as counterpart

When I experimenting with qhull utility and Quickhull Algorithm, I found that in $\mathbb{R}^d, d \in \{1,2,3\}$ space the number $F$ of convex hull's $(d - ...
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Adjacency of convex hull facets

Let $C$ be a $d$-dimensional convex polytope and $p$ is a point outside of it. $C=\{f_c\}$ defined by set of facets $f_c=\{p_c,A_c\}$ where $p_c$ is a tuple of vertices and $A_c$ is a set of ...
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A confusion regarding Affine spaces

Take an Affine space $\Bbb{A}$ over the field $K$. How would you determine the points satisfying any polynomial $f(x)$? If there is no fixed origin, points can be given names with reference to ANY ...
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Number of parameters to specify an affine transformation in n dimensions

In general, how many parameters does it take to specify an affine transformation in $n$ dimensions, and how does one go about proving this? For example, in 2 dimensions it takes 6 parameters, and in ...
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Formula of signed distance from hyperplane to point

Let $H$ be a hyperplane defined by the points $p_1, p_2, ..., p_n$ and single point $x$ generally out of the hyperplane. Is there any formula to calculate the signed distance between $x$ and $H$? I ...
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linearization of $\log(|x|)$

I am trying to convexify $\log(|x|)$. I think its concave. So I am trying to get an affine upper bound through linearization. But the problem is there are two concave functions because of the absolute ...
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Is a similarity map necessarily affine linear?

My text on fractal geometry introduces the following definition: A map $S: \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R^n$ is called a similarity map if $$\exists c>0 \ \forall x,y \in \mathbb R^n: ...
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Computing the Zariski cotangent space

I'm an extreme beginner with algebraic geometry and am trying to get used to things. Say I have some (algebraically closed) field $k$, in $k^2$ I want to compute the Zariski cotangent space, let's say ...
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Why are affine subspaces also sometimes called linear manifolds?

According to Wikipedia, an affine subspace is a subset of a vector space closed under affine linear combinations. That is, linear combinations whose scalar coefficients sum to 1. It's not clear to ...
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Affine Bundles vs Affine Spaces

I went through the wiki article on affine spaces and had a quick look on the affine bundle wiki article but I don't understand what the affine map is in the case of affine bundles over vector bundles. ...
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equiaffine arc length, moving frame, and affine curvature

I am trying to learn affine geometry, and I'm having some trouble getting started with the following problem. Compute (a) the equiaffine arc length, (b) the moving frame, and (c) the affine ...
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Angle of two planes in $\mathbb E_4$

I have two planes (given in parametric form) in $\mathbb E_4$: $\alpha$: (7,3,5,1) + t(0,0,1,0) + s(3,3,0,1) and $\beta$: (1,5,4,1) + r(0,0,0,-1) + p(2,0,0,1), and I have to find angle between them. I ...
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Newbie with barycentric coordinates: why one is zero when on a vertex?

I'm trying to calculate if a 2D point lies inside a triangle and I solved the following system: ...
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intersection multiplicity from Shafarevich

In Basic Algebraic Geometry, Shafaravich proves the following theorem: Theorem. If $X$ is an irreducible affine curve, and $P \in X$ is a nonsingular point, then there is a function $t$, regular at ...
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local parameter on an irreducible affine algebraic curve

On page 14 of Shafarevich's Basic Algebraic Geometry 1, it is stated that for an irreducible affine algebraic curve $X: f(x,y) = 0$, and a nonsingular point $P \in X$, there is a regular function $t$ ...
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Dual representations of affine span of a set of affine transformers.

I am not well versed in the literature of affine transformers or Farkas' Lemma. I just know the basics of the two concepts. Are there any dual representation of affine span of a set of affine ...
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intersection multiplicity at non-zero point

Compute the intersection multiplicity of $f=x+y-2$ and $g=x^2+y^2-2$ at $(1,1)$. Is this the same as the intersection multiplicity of $f(x+1)$ and $g(x+1)$ at $(0,0)$ which I have computed to be 2? ...
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Computing irreducible components of algebraic set

Consider the algebraic set $V(X^2-YZ,X-XZ)$. Find the irreducible components of this set and show that $I(V)=(X^2-YZ,X-XZ)$. I reasoned that $X-XZ=0$ iff $X=0$ or $Z=1$. If $X=0$, we get $Y=0$ or ...
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Find intersection multiplicities

Let curves $A$ and $B$ be defined by $x^2-3x+y^2=0$ and $x^2-6x+10y^2=0$. Find the intersection multiplicities of all points of intersection of $A$ and $B$. If we let $f=x^2-3x+y^2$ and ...
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5 Parameter Affine Transformation

I am working on computing affine transformation using Gradient Ascent Method, so the Inverse compositional algorithm. However, I am stuck in one probably simple step but I fail to understand them. ...
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Non constant function of two points invariant under Affine transformation proof

Here is the question; Prove that there does not exist any nonconstant function of pairs of distinct points $P,Q\in\mathbb{R}^2$ or of triples of distinct non collinear points $P,Q,R\in\mathbb{R}^2$ ...
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What if segments are not infinitely divisible?

I almost got myself mixed up I a philosophical discussion again. Somebody was talking about the Planck time and length which are, according to him, the minimal possible time and distance, and how ...
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A question for epigraph and affine function

I'm working with a problem the epigraph of a real-valued function $f$ is a halfspace $\iff$ $f$ is a real-valued affine fuction. First, I quickly recall some definitions: A (closed) halfspace is a ...
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Finding the number of solutions to two equations

I have a question: For the following system of linear equations, using Gaussian elimination, decide whether it has at least one solution. If it does, represent the general solution as an affine map ...
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Preservation of aligned points

If a mapping transforms aligned points into aligned points is necessarily an affine application? In other words, are there any mapping with that property without preserve the ratios between aligned ...
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Find any affine transformation that swaps affine lines

The task is to find any affine transformation that will swap the following two lines: $$L_1:(1,1,1) + span((1,0,2))$$ $$L_2:(1,0,1) + span((1,0,-1))$$ From what I understand there is a number of ...
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Find 2D affine transform matrix given a pair of points

I have the coordinates of two points in an initial 2d coordinate system and the corresponding coordinates in a target system. Is is possible to determine the affine transform matrix from these values? ...
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Affine Transformation matrix for mapping a triangle to another

I'm trying to write a function in Matlab that will give me a matrix T that can be used to multiply points in homogeneous coordinates. This is achieved my mapping a ...
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How do we define affine combinations in affine spaces?

Suppose we're given a field $A$ and a vector space $X$ over it. Then an affine space over that is a set $P$ (of "points") equipped with an action $$+ : X \times P \rightarrow P$$ such that $0_X+p ...
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Constructing a similarity matrix between points

I have two images with two sets of corresponding points. In order to align the images I'm trying to compute the similarity matrix that describes the relationship between the corresponding points. I ...
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Example: Irreducible component - affine varieties

Again, I know how to prove the statement. But, I cannot find any example. Please help me for finding an example. Thank you:)
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Affine variety example.

I know how to show the statement. But I cannot find an example (the part I underlined by a yellow pen) please help me for finding an example. Note: For example, can I consider the following ...
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Relations between an affine space and a topological space

What is the relation between an affine space and a topological space? Is one a specialization of the other? Moreover, what do we call a point in geometry: an element of a topological space or an ...
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Origin in vector space?

In the wikipedia article about vector space I do not understand this sentence Roughly, affine spaces are vector spaces whose origin is not specified. A vector space does not need an origin. When ...
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Rigorous definition and relations between point/vector/affine space/vector space/basis/frame/coordinate system

I am trying to understand the exact relation between all these things: point vector affine space vector space basis frame coordinate system Can you explain me rigorously (in the mathematical ...
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Do all the solutions have to be in an affine variety?

An affine variety $V(X)$ is the zero-locus of a set of polynomials. So if the variety is generated by the polynomial $y-x=0$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$, then do all the solutions (i.e., every point satisfying ...
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How to describe the variety for lines through the origin

Let $I(x)$ be an ideal generated by the affine variety $X$. $I(X)=\langle xy,yz,zx\rangle$ gives the three coordinate axes through the origin (because it is the intersection of the $3$ planes $xy=0$, ...
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Tensor product of affine space and algebra

When reading about Quantum Mechanics, I always feel a bit disappointed when physicists consider that (for example) the 3-dimensional position of a particle must be decomposed into 3 coordinates $x, y, ...
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About affine map on three dimensional euclidean space

An affine map $(t,M)$ with $t\in R^3$ and matrix $M$ maps $x\in R^3$ into $t+Mx$. It has property $P$ if for any $x$ with $|x|\leq 1$ then $|t+Mx|\leq 1$. Our goal is to characterize the set of such ...
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Semisimple part of a nilpotent connected affine algebraic group

These notes on affine algebraic groups mention the following theorem. Let $G$ be a connected nilpotent affine algebraic group (over an algebraically closed field $k$), and denote $G_s$ and $G_u$ ...
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$3$D transformation matrix to $2$D matrix

I have a $3$D affine transformation $4\times 4$ matrix. I need to convert it (project) to a $2$D affine transformation $3\times 3$ matrix, which looks like this: $3$D rotations are irrelevant and ...
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Why a 2D Affine Transformation matrix is 3 by 3

The matrix which I get for Scaling , Shearing and Rotation are follows: Scale: Shear Rotation Why do we need Homogenous Co-ordinate to get the transformation matrix as listed below? (need a ...
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Varieties strict inclusion infinitely long

Let $F$ be a field, and consider the affine space $F^n$. Could there be affine varieties $V_1,V_2,\ldots\subseteq F^n$ such that $V_1\supset V_2\supset\cdots$, and no two are equal?
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Show existence of linear transformation from subset to subspace embedded in $\mathbb{F}_2^n$

Assume I have a subset $X$ (not necessarily a subspace) of $\mathbb{F}_2^n$, of size $\leq 2^{n-1}$. It seems likely to me that there should exist a bijective linear transformation taking $X$ to a ...
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Desargues Theorem and help with its significance

I am still trying to get a hang of drawing the picture. The only idea I get from the theorem is that if two triangles are in perspective from a point, then we the theorem , we also get that the ...
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How is affine space analogue for lattices called?

Lattices are so like vector spaces that it seems natural to have an affine space construction for them. Unfortunately I could not find how such a construction is called. Could you please help me? ...
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Fixpoints of affine transformations

I want to find out all the possibilities what fixpoints of an affine transformation can be in 2-dim vector space. If the transformation is identity, then it is trivial - fixpoints describe the ...