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alternative definition of Affine map

Let $f:X\longrightarrow Y$ be a function on real vector spaces (note that $X,Y$ have arbitrary dimensions). If $T(x)=f(x)-f(0)$ is linear, $f$ is called an affine map. Prove that $f$ is affine if ...
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Affine group, semi-direct product and linear transformations

According to wikipedia the Affine group is the semi-direct product of a vector space $V$ and the general linear group $GL(V)$. Here is the definition of the semi-direct product in terms of matrices ...
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Proving a vector equality in a triangle without using Thales' theorem.

Problem Let $\text{ABC}$ be a triangle, and $\text{M}$ and $\text{N}$ are points where: $\vec{\text{AM}}=\frac{1}{3}\vec{\text{AB}}$ and $\vec{\text{AN}}=\frac{1}{2}\vec{\text{AB}}$ and ...
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Prove that $\text{(BE)}\|\text{(JF)}$ using vectors.

Problem Let $\text{ABC}$ be a triangle and let $\text{I}$ , $\text{J}$ and $\text{K}$ be points such that: $\vec{\text{BI}}=\frac{1}{2}\vec{\text{IC}}$, $\vec{\text{AJ}}=2\vec{\text{JB}}$ and ...
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categorical description of the Minkowski sum of polytopes

Consider the category $\textbf{Poly}$ of polytopes, where the objects are convex hulls of finite subsets of $\mathbb{R}^d$ for arbitrary $d \in \mathbb{N}$ and where the morphisms are affine maps ...
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Affine hull of the intersection of two convex sets

Is it true that the affine hull of the intersection of two convex sets is the intersection of the affine hulls of these sets? Where the intersection of the two convex sets is non empty? Many thanks!
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Bijection $f: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^2$ preserves collinearity $\iff \ \ f(x)=Ax+b$

I don't know how to prove the following: Bijection $f: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^2$ preserves collinearity $\iff \ \ f(x)=Ax+b$, where $A \in GL_2(\mathbb{R})$, $b$ is a fixed vector in ...
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Problem with vector calculation.

Problem Let $\text{ABC}$ be a triangle and let $\text{A'}$ , $\text{B'}$ and $\text{C'}$ be respectively the center of $\text{[BC]}$ , $\text{[AC]}$ and $\text{[AB]}$. Prove that: ...
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Affine sets and affine hull

Mathematically an affine hull can be expressed as $ Aff[C] = \{\theta_1x_1 + \theta_2x_2 .... \theta_nx_n| x_i \in C \ \ \sum_{i=1}^{n}\theta_i = 1 \}$ Intuitively can anyone explain what this ...
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Is it true that blowing up a quasi-affine variety at a nonsingular point never introduces new singularities?

If we let $M$ be a quasi-affine variety, is it true in general that the blowup of $M$ at a non-singular point $p$ does not introduce new singularities? I came across this statement in my reading, but ...
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Affine coordinates of a line

Can you help me figuring out how to solve the next problem? If the points M and N have affine coordinates $(m_1,m_2,m_3)$ and $(n_1,n_2,n_3)$ with respect to some points A,B,C, then the points X of ...
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Find the tangent space of $\mathrm{Aff}(n)$

Find the tangent space of $\mathrm{Aff}(n)$. see Proof: Tangent space of the general linear group is the set of all squared matrices $\mathrm{Aff}(n)$ is the set of all matrices of the form $$ ...
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Effect of Moving within the Feasible Region

$f:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is a concave function with local maximum at $\mathbf{x}^*$ in a convex, closed feasible set $\mathcal{F}\subset\mathbb{R}^n$. Now consider a suboptimal point ...
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affine translation in direction of a vector

Suppose I have a line segment in 3D-space, having end-points $(a,b)$. I want to translate this segment by $w$ units in the direction specified by 3 angles $\alpha,\beta,\gamma$ with respect to ...
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The graph of a regular function is an algebraic set, and intersection of hypersurfaces is finite?

i have some problems with these exercises, can you give me a hint? Let $f:\mathbb A^n_k\rightarrow\mathbb A^m_k$ be a regular function. If $X\subset\mathbb A^n_k$ is an algebraic set, show that the ...
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Describing $\mathbb{P}(\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1} \oplus \mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1}(m))$ as gluing of affine charts

How can we describe $\mathbb{P}(\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1} \oplus \mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P}^1}(m))$ as a gluing of affine charts? I'm having trouble with this problem, perhaps because I don't understand ...
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Best book to learn Affine Geometry?

I'm going to learn Affine plane as well as affine Geometry. Unfortunately, my text book (not in English) is not good at all, so please recommend some book you think it's good for self-learning (and ...
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Number of vector and affine subspaces of dimension $ k$ of $E$ over $\mathbb{F_q}$

Problem (comments after): Let $\mathbb{F_q}$ be a finite field of cardinal $q$ and $\mathcal{E}$ an affine espace of dimension $n$ directed by the vector space $E$. Show that: ...
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Line-preserving transformations

Is there a name for the class of transformations on the Euclidean plane (or projective plane) that preserves lines? They are not all affine transformations; consider a perspective projection $p$ in ...
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Intersection of two affine varieties

I'm trying to determine the points where two affine varieties defined over $\mathbb{R}$ intersect. Obviously I can just plot them and see what they look like, but I'd have to just look and guess where ...
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Whitney umbrella birational to $\mathbb{A}^2$ but not isomorphic

Define the Whitney umbrella as the affine surface $V(z^2 - yx^2) \subset \mathbb{A}^3$. I've come across an exercise that asks me to show that this surface is birational, but not isomorphic, to ...
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Using absolute coordinates in 2D affine transformation matrix

In my 2D animation program I have a sprite which transformation is described by a 2D affine transformation matrix (SVGMatrix): $$ \begin{bmatrix} a & c & e \\ b & ...
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Relationship between hyperalgebra (algebra of distributions) of an affine group scheme to its cohomology

Let G be an affine group scheme, and Dist(G) its hyperalgebra. I am wondering what is the relationship between Dist(G) and G interms of Cohomology? Is there a cohomology theory for Dist(G), if so ...
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Prove that $\mathbb{A}^1 - \{p_1, \dots, p_n\}$ and $\mathbb{A}^1 - \{q_1, \dots, q_m\}$ are not isomorphic for $n \neq m$

I want to prove that $\mathbb{A}^1 - \{p_1, \dots, p_n\}$ and $\mathbb{A}^1 - \{q_1, \dots, q_m\}$ are not isomorphic for $n \neq m$, where the $p$'s and $q$'s are points. This is one of those ...
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Complement of a line in $\mathbb{A}^2$ as an algebraic variety

I just started reading notes from an algebraic geometry course, and I'm curious about whether the complement of a line in $\mathbb{A}^2$ is always an algebraic variety. If so, what does it's ...
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Smallest $\sigma$-algebra of $\Bbb A^n$ containing all affine algebraic subsets.

Let $k=\overline k$. What is the smallest $\sigma$-algebra $\Sigma$ containing all affine algebraic subsets? I am interested in the analogous question for $\operatorname{Spec} k[x_1,\dots,x_n]$, but ...
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Affine space $A^n$ and definition of difference.

I'm not sure if this question would be more appropriate in Physics.SE, if so let me know. I need help in understanding this quote from "Arnold - Mathematical Methods in Classical Mechanics" (This is ...
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who found that translation in N space is the same as shearing in N+1 space?

According to the wikipedia, Although a translation is a non-linear transformation in a 2-D or 3-D Euclidean space described by Cartesian coordinates, it becomes, in a 3-D or 4-D projective ...
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Cardinality of quasiaffine variety

The excercise 1.4.8(a) of Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry says Show that any variety of positive dimension over $k$ has the same cardinality as $k$. Using Hartshorne's notation, we define a ...
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Geometric Deformations

There are geometric transformations such as translation, rotation and uniform scaling (Affine transformations). I am interested in knowing whether there is a separate class of transformations that ...
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approximation of affine function by linear functional

In A. W. Wickstead's note "Affine functions on compact convex sets", at line 3 and line 4 in page 148 he wrote: $$\cdots +\|\varphi(d)-\sigma(d)\|\leq 2\epsilon$$ Why is the claimed inequality true? ...
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$\varphi$ affine if with $V = \{V_{i}\}_{i=1, .., m}$ affine covering such that $\varphi^{-1}(V_{i})$ affine

I found an exercise of mine, that I solved, but now I am not sure anymore about the details, and some parts of what I wanted to say there. I have the affine open sets $V_{1}, ..., V_{m}$ and ...
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Affine transformation question

As a followup question to this question, I'm trying to figure out how to plug in my numbers to get my corrected value. So say I have a point on a line $A1=(10,12)$ which is my original point, and a ...
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Multi-affine function

Suppose i have a three-variable function f(x1,x2,x3), f:R^3 -> R. If it is linear for x1,x2 and x3 we can say it has the form f(x1,x2,x3) = c1x1 + c2x2 + c3x3 where c1,c2,c3 in R. We can ...
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Is perspective transform affine? If it is, why it's impossible to perspective a square by an affine transform, given by matrix and shift vector?

I'm a bit confused. I want to program a perspective transformation and thought that it is an affine one, but seemingly it is not. As an example, I want to perspective a square into a quadrilateral (as ...
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Transformations that map points inside the sphere to points inside the sphere

I am trying to figure out what is the most general linear transformation that maps points inside the unit sphere to points inside the unit sphere. I am slightly abusing the word linear here by ...
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Affine transformation, if $L_1, L_2 - $ skew lines, $f(L_1), \ f(L_2) $ are parallel, then $f$ is not injective

Could you tell me how to prove that if $f$ is affine transformation, $L_1, L_2 $ are skew lines, $f(L_1), \ f(L_2) $ are parallel, then $f$ is not injective?
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Prove that for every point in one-sheeted hyperboloid, there exists at least one line which is full contained in it

Please help me with the task: Prove that for every point in one-sheeted hyperboloid, there exist at least one line, which is full contained in it. Firstly, I've noticed that I can transform the ...
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Does convexity of all projections imply convexity in higher dimensions?

If I have $n$ 2-dimensional convex "regions" that are the projections along $n$ (independent) dimensions of a n-dimensional compact subspace: Does that imply that the latter is convex? Is the ...
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Why in the affine space can not we use Grassmann formula?

For example, in space three-dimensional affine space generated by two skew lines is all the space three-dimensional, since they are not coplanar. For this reason it is not worth the Grassmann ...
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Distance between two affine lines using determinant of Gramian matrix.

I've a task to find the distance in $E^4$ between: $L = [1,2,-1,4] + \text{lin}((1,2,-1,0))$ and $M = [2,3,1,5] + \text{lin}((2,1,0,2))$ My efforts to find the correct solution: Let ...
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Closed subset of an affine variety… is it affine?

Preliminaries So, first of all let me give you the definitions I'm dealing with. Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field, and $\mathbb{A}^n = k^n$. An affine variety is a closed and irreducible ...
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$f: E^3 \rightarrow E^3$ is an isometry, and $\det f = 1$ and $f'\neq id$

Suppose, that $f: E^3 \rightarrow E^3$ is an isometry, and $\det f = 1$ and $f'\neq id$ Please help me prove, that $f$ is a composition of rotation about an axis and moving along this axis. I don't ...
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Product of two algebraic varieties is affine… are the two varieties affine?

Let $X_1$ and $X_2$ two algebraic varieties such that their product $X_1\times X_2$ is affine. Are $X_1$ and $X_2$ affine then? If this is not true, could you give a counterexample?
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Affine set and linear equation

Prove or disprove the following statement. For any affine set C in R^n, there exists a solution set of linear equation that express C.
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On affine spaces, distances, angles, and coordinates

Let's define an affine space as a pair $(A, V)$, where $A$ is a set and $V$ is a vector space, together with a map $V\times A \rightarrow A, \;\; (v, a) \mapsto v + a,$ such that $\forall \, a \in ...
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affine variety of infinitely many polynomials can be represented as an affine variety of its finite subset

Let $f_1,f_2,\cdots$ be an infinite sequence of polynomials in $k[x_1,\cdots,x_n]$ and let $V(f_1,f_2,\cdots)=\{(a_1,\cdots,a_n)\in k^n:f_i(a_1,\cdots,a_n)=0$ for $i=0,1,\cdots\}$. Show that there is ...
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Affine subspaces in characteristic 2

Let $K$ be a field and $E$ an affine space over $K$. A subset $V$ of $E$ is an affine subspace (i.e. affine combinations of points of $V$ are in $V$) iff for any pair of distinct points of $V$ the ...
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Invariants of point sets in an affine space

A distance between a pair of points in an affine space is invariant under translation, rotation and reflection. An angle in a triangle whose corners are tree points is also invariant under scaling. ...
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How to find equation system describing affine space, having base of linear space and a vector

How to find equation system describing affine space, having base of linear 'overspace' and a vector? Suppose that I've vectors $\alpha$ and $\beta$, so that $W=\text{lin}(\alpha, \beta)$, and a ...