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Showing that a rigid motion preserves distances

For a linear map $\Phi : \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^m$ which has the form $[ x \mapsto Ax]$ for an $n \times m$ matrix $A$. A rigid motion is an affine map where $A$ is orthogonal. How would you ...
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The Mean Value Property and Affine Functions

I need some hints to solve the following: A function $f(t)$ on an interval $I = (a,b)$ has the mean value property if $f(\frac{s+t}{2}) = \frac{f(s)+f(t)}{2}$ where $s,t\in{I}$. Show that any ...
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Affine plane of order 4?

I cannot seem to construct an affine plane of order 4. I have the construction for order 3- but cannot seem to come up with or find the construction for 4 anywhere. Could someone show me a picture of ...
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finding two polynomials that their roots are a given line.

Given a field $F$ and $A = F^3$. we define $L$ to be the line that goes through the points: $(8,1,-1)$, $(5,0,-1)$. My object is to find two polynomials $q(X_1,X_2,X_3)$, $p(X_1,X_2,X_3)$ in ...
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Equiangular polygon inscribed in rectangle

In a drawing application I am writing, I would like to offer the opportunity for a user to draw an equiangular n-sided polygon inscribed in rectangular bounds drawn by their finger (this application ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$3$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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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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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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Why all norms define the same relative interior?(Convex Optimization, Stephan Boyd)

When I was reading 'Convex Optimization', Stephan Boyd, I was stopped by Example 2.2. Before Example 2.2 is started, following definition is coming. If the affine dimension of a set ...
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Finding affine transformation

Find affine transformation which takes the ellipse $x^2+4y^2+2x-8y+3=0$ to the form of the ellipse ${x^2 \over 9}+{y^2 \over 16}=1$. So I took the quadric and reached to a standard form: ${(x+1)^2 ...
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Expressing plane and line as affine subspaces

I need to express the following plane, line and the intersection of the two as affine subspaces with a vector $v \in \mathbb{R}^3$ and a subspace $W \subseteq \mathbb{R}^3$. $$P = \{(x_1, x_2, x_3) ...
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Affine stratification of Grassmannian $\mathbb{G}(1,\mathbb{P}^3)$

Let $G=\mathbb{G}(1,\mathbb{P})$ be the Grassmannian variety of lines in $\mathbb{P}^3$. I have to do an affine stratification of $G$. In order to do this we consider the flag $\mathcal{F}$ of the ...
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Find $\vec{QB}$ in terms of $\mathbf c$

I've managed to work out “$\vec{AM}$ in terms of $\mathbf a$ and $\mathbf b$” to be $3\mathbf a+\mathbf b$. But how can I work out “$\vec{QB}$ in terms of $\mathbf c$”?
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Prove, using vectors, that this quadrilateral is a rhombus

Consider the following quadrilateral $ABCD$, with $E, F, G, H$ as the midpoint of $AD, DC, CB, BA$ respectively such that $\Delta ECH$ and $\Delta AGF$ are equilateral. Prove that $ABCD$ is a ...
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Determining the rotation shape

Consider a large number of points distributed on the circumference of a circle with radius r. If I rotate each point with a randomly chosen Euler angle around a randomly chosen coordinate inside this ...
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Proving results about successive reflections of a point in vector geometry

If $Z$ is an arbitrary point in the plane and $$H_A:Z \mapsto 2A-Z$$ ie: $H_A$ denotes the reflection of a point $Z$ at $A$ Prove that for some point $Z$, $$H_A\circ H_B(Z) = 2 \vec{AB}$$ And ...
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Set of all affine maps as affine space

Given a two vector spaces, the set of all linear maps between them can easily be turned into a vector space again. The same if true for affine maps: Given two affine space $X$ and $Y$, the set ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Intersection of affine subspaces of finite codimension in Hilbert space

I'm wondering whether the following assertion is true: Any two affine subspaces of the same finite codimension in a ($\infty$-dimensional) Hilbert space either are parallel or have nonempty ...
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Affine geometry about parallelogram

If ABCD is a parallelogram and M,N,P,Q are points on it sides then MNPQ is a paralellogram iff the diagonals intersect at a common point (i.e the diagonals of MNPQ and ABCD intersect at the same ...
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Distance between affine space and point

Let $A,A'$ two affine subspaces of a finite Euclidean Vectorspace $V$. Let $p,p'$ two points, such that $d(A,p)=d(A',p')$. $\dim(A)=\dim(A')$ I would like to show that there exists a movement ...
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Confusion regarding convex and affine set

I am a bit confused regarding convex and affine set. When they mention set, does it mean the set consisting of all the points belonging to the line or shape respectively?
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distance of an affine subspace to a polytope

I wonder how to prove the following statement. Let $V$ be a $d$-dimensional normed space with $d \geq 3$, let $P \subset V$ be a $(d-2)$-dimensional polytope. Then there is an $\epsilon > 0$ such ...
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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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How to prove we could use mass point geometry to solve all the triangle problem involving ratio between line segment and transversal in a triangle?

what is an easy way to prove that use mass point geometry to solve a problem in the link i provide that is involving cevians in a triangle is same as using the other way in euclidean geometry or ...