Projective geometry is closely related to perspective geometry. These types of geometry originated with artists around the 14th century.

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Intersection of two hyperplanes

$G$ and $H$ are hyperplanes in $\mathbb{P}_n$ with coordinates $g=(g_0, \ldots, g_n)$, $h=(h_0, \ldots, h_n)$. How can I find a symmetric matrix $A_Q$ of a quadric $Q$ with $ Q = G \cap H$, where ...
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Prerequisite of Projective Geometry for Algebraic Geometry

I studied Euclidean Geometry in high-school, and I have not studied anything relates to geometry since I started studying in university. I am now intending to study Algebraic Geometry, however, I ...
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How to calculate the dimension of the intersection of projection of varieties?

In $\mathbb P_{n+1}$ we consider $d$ varieties $V_1,\ldots V_d$, each of them is defined by $d-1$ equations, as follows: we have $d-1$ polynomials $f_2(X_0,\ldots,X_n),\ldots,f_d(X_0,\ldots,X_n)$ and ...
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Is the cone over Grassmannian manifold $Gr_2(\mathbb{C}^n)$ an open set of a determinantal variety?

Let $Gr_2(\mathbb{C}^n)$ the Grassmann manifold of the planes in $\mathbb{C}^n$. It is, via Plucker embedding, a projective variety. If we consider the cone $C$ over $Gr_2(\mathbb{C}^n)$, is it ...
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A surprising locus of points

I was playing with the setup for Desargues Theorem in Geogebra today and got a very odd-looking (to me) result. I imagine I could grind through this analytically and get an ugly-looking parametric ...
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Harris, Exercise 10.28 (weighted projective spaces)

So I recently started teaching myself about weighted projective spaces from Harris' Algebraic geometry. It was going well until I came across this exercise, which has me stumped: "Show that any ...
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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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Properties of divisors when moving from char 0 to char p.

Consider a smooth projective variety $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$ such that $X$ has models over $\mathbb{Z}[1/N]$ and $X_p=X_{\mathbb{Z}[1/N]}\times \text{Spec}(\mathbb{F}_p)$ is also a smooth projective ...
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Hirzebruch surfaces

How can I express the 2nd Hirzebruch surface, $F_{2}$ in terms of $SO(3)$. Is it true that $F_{2}$ is the total space of a bundle with fibre SO(3) over $\mathbb{R}_{+}$?
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Gaussian curvature of a complex projective curve

Let $X \subset \mathbb CP^2$ be a complex curve inheriting metric from $\mathbb CP^2$. Suppose that locally $X$ is given by a holomorphic map $z \to [h_1(z) \colon h_2(z) \colon h_3(z)]$. What is the ...
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Irreducible closed subsets of projective varieties

I want to prove the following lemma: Let $X \subset \mathbb{P}^n$ be a projective variety. Let $W \subset X$ be a closed irreducible set. Then $W$ is also a projective variety. My idea is as ...
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There is some intuitive idea of Pascal's 's theorem in Projective Geometry?

In projective geometry, Pascal's theorem (formulated by Blaise Pascal when he was 16 years old) determines that a hexagon inscribed in a conic, the lines that contain the opposite sides intersect in ...
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Geometric interpretation of a certain property of graded rings

Let $k$ be a field, and $A$ a (commutative associative unital) $k$-algebra. It is known that there is a natural isomorphism between ‘regular’ (in the sense of regular maps of varieties) actions of ...
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Projecting Projective Curves

I've been stuck for quite a while on what is probably a trivial problem. Let $X\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a smooth projective curve, and let $$\mathcal{I}=\{(p,q,r):p,q\in X,p\neq ...
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The geometry of $\operatorname{PSO}(4)$ and the quaternions

Question: Given a twist of the projective space, how do I find unit quaternions that represent it? Backgroud and what do I mean: Following Conway & Smith's On Quaternions and Octonions, every ...
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Can one prove Brianchon's theorem using Ceva's theorem?

Can I prove Brianchon's theorem using Ceva's? I am also wondering if parabola and hyperbola can be inscribed in a hexagon?
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A question from “Foundations of Projective Geometry” by Hartshorne.

"Foundations of Projective Geometry" by Hartshorne says the following: The completion of the affine plane of four points is a projective plane with 7 points. The affine plane of $4$ points is ...
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Theorem about two quadrilaterals with parallel edges

I'm looking for a name for the following theorem: If $abAB$ lie on one line and $cdCD$ lie on another line, and furthermore $ac\Vert AC,ad\Vert AD,bc\Vert BC$, then $bd\Vert BD$. One can ...
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Projection and Pseudocontraction on Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a real Hilbert space with inner product $\langle\cdot, \cdot \rangle: H \times H \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, and induced norm $\left\| \cdot \right\|: H \rightarrow \mathbb{R}_{\geq 0}$. Let ...
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Projection from a point to a plane - confused about terminology.

Edit: It seems rude to delete the question, but I have my answer now thanks to rghthndsd. I'm a bit unsure about the terminology in a homework question I'm doing, and I can't find any clear answers ...
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Projectivizing a group: how to go from AGL(n,K) to PGL(n+1,K)

$ \newcommand{\GL}{\operatorname{GL}} \newcommand{\AGL}{\operatorname{AGL}} \newcommand{\PGL}{\operatorname{PGL}} $Given an irreducible matrix group $G_{\infty,0} \leq \GL(n,K)$, I form the group ...
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Projective Geometry Question.

I want to learn projective gemetry. I have the coxeter book and found some youtube videos. I have just started. I have tried answering this Challege question from the video, and so far. I have ...
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Good textbook on geometries

I am looking for a good textbook that thoroughly covers euclidean, affine, projective and non-euclidean geometries. I will be starting graduate school in algebraic geometry next year and I would like ...
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Finding the equations of a variety under a projection map

Suppose I have a projective variety $X$ in $\mathbb{P}^N$ ($N >2$, say) defined as the zero set of some homogeneous polynomials $f_1, \ldots, f_r$. Consider the projection map $[x_0: x_1 : \cdots ...
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Are there in $(\mathbb{C}[x,y,z]/(x^3+y^3+z^3))_{x}$ exactly $12$ lines?

Let $R=\mathbb{C}[x,y,z]/(x^3+y^3+z^3)$ be the coordinate ring of the affine variety defined by the equation $x^3+y^3+z^3=0$. We can consider the localization in the element $x$, denoted by $R_x$. I ...
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Configuration analogues of projective spaces?

In a configuration, each point is incident to the same number of lines and each line is incident to the same number of points. The Fano plane is a configuration, with 3 points on each line, and 3 ...
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How can I compute the multiplicities of the projection map over a smooth projective plane curve?

Suppose that $F$ is a non-singular homogeneous polynomial in $\mathbb{C}^3$ and let $X$ be its zero locus, which is well-defined in $\mathbb{P}^2$. Consider the function $\pi:X\rightarrow\mathbb{P}^1$ ...
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Do we have homogeneous coordinates for probabilities?

As a roboticist, implementing visual odometry on a robot, homogeneous coordinates are convenient for projections of a non-moving object on an image sensor at $t$ and $t+1$ to estimate its position, ...
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Isomorphism of $P(V)$ and $P(V^*)$

Let $V$ be a finite-dimensional left vector space over a division ring $K$, and let $V^*$ the dual right vector space (consisting of all linear functions from $V$ to $K$). We can (and will) treat ...
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Complex projective space CP3 (Twistor space), as bundle space with base CP1, and fiber 4-D Minkowski space-time?

Twistor space, as complex projective space $CP3$, is related to Minkowski 4-D space time (metric $1, -1,-1,-1)$, by the incidence relation. Let $Z = (v_a, u^{\dot{a}})$ a point in $CP3$, where $v_a$ ...
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Intersection of a cone $x^2+y^2-z^2$ and a generic plane in $\mathbb{RP}^3$

If we take the zero locus of $x^2+y^2-z^2$ to be our cone, I'd like to know how to go about finding the intersection of the cone and a generic plane $Ax+By+Cz+Dw=0$. The result will be a conic, but ...
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Solving some geometry problems using involutions

Some geometry problems ( like this and this ) have short solutions if we use involutions. What references are there for solving geometry problems using involutions? I am particularly interested in ...
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Finding a specific camera transformation matrix

I have the following situation: - two targets with known coordinates with respect to the "world". They are on a fixed xy plane on a height 0 in the z-direction. - Both targets have an angle associated ...
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How to determine 3d measurements

I am trying to reproduce an artwork that is both a 2D drawing and 3D paper sculpture by Romanian artist Liviu Stoicoviu done in the 80s, The Triangle: I have tried to trace the 2D artwork which ...
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Does the complete quadrangle transform to a rectangle or a parallelogram, when the vertices of the triangle is projected to infinity?

By pairing the vertices of a given quadrangle we draw lines joining them and the lines intersect forming triangles with the sides of the quadrangle. We now project the points of intersection, located ...
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Intersection of Segre variety with linear spaces

Consider the intersection of the Segre variety associated to product of $n$ copies of $\mathbb P^2$, with $k$ linearly independent hyperplanes. Is it possible to drop one of the hyperplanes and obtain ...
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Project triangle from $\mathbb{R}^3$ into $\mathbb{R}^2$ with to fixed vertex texture coordinates

I have a triangle made out of the three vertices p1, p2, p3. I know the positions of the vertices in $\mathbb{R}^3$, called $x_i, y_i, z_i$ for $i=1,2,3$. I now want to assign each vertex a texture ...
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Determining 3D position of point from 2D projection.

Say I have a 3D point $p$ and I project this point (using perspective projection) onto the image plane at 2D point $u$. Knowing that $p$ is on a plane with gradient $(a,b,c)^T$, how can I express the ...
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Computing the tangential and cross components of one quantity using gnomonic projection

I have a spin-2 field given called shape distortion of galaxies as $$\gamma=\gamma_1+i\gamma_2=|\gamma|e^{-2i\phi}$$ where $\phi$ is the orientation angle. If this quantity has been measured on ...
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Saari's homographic conjecture and the actual definition of homography

By the wikipedia definitions found here and here, and especially by the definition implicit in this MSE post, it seems two images are homographic if they are renderings of the same set of points in ...
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On existence of a tangent line passing through a given point

Question Suppose $k$ is an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$, and $C\subseteq\mathbb P^2(k)$ is an irreducible projective plane curve of degree $n>1$, and $P$ is a point on $\mathbb ...
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line at infinity

I tried solving the following question, could you have a look at my answer and tell me whether it's right or wrong? All input is appreciated. Question: Let $ABCD$ be the vertexs of a parallelogram in ...
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classify antiholomorphic involutions of projective space

On $\mathbb{CP}^1$ with Fubini-Study metric, how to prove that there are only two types of antiholomorphic involution, given by $$ \tau :[z:w]\mapsto [\overline w, \overline z] \qquad \eta ...
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Intuition behind using projective geometry for defining the addition on an elliptic curve

We already had the chord-and-tangent construction that can be used to define a way of "adding" points on an elliptic curve. Also this addition satisfies all the group laws. Still why one needs to ...
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Problem about $\mathbb{P}^3(K)$

Show that four skew lines in $\mathbb{P}^3$ have two transversals in common. I know that exist a quadric which contains three of the four lines....but i'm stuck EDIT: If the skew lines are ...
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Dimension of embeddings of Segre variety (product of projective spaces)

The Segre map gives an embedding of the Segre variety $\Sigma_{n,m}$ (i.e. of the categorical product of two projective spaces of dimension $n$ and $m$) into a projective space of dimension $nm+n+m$. ...
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Is it possible to transform projections?

From linear algebra I know how to transform a point or a direction from one space to another using transformation matrices (and I think it's pretty awesome by the way). But what about projections? Is ...
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Plücker coordinates of the Clifford parallels

Let $$q=\cos\theta+(x_q\textbf{i}+y_q\textbf{j}+z_q\textbf{k})\sin\theta$$ be a unit quaternion parameterised by $\theta\in\mathbb{R}$, where $(x_q,y_q,z_q)$ is fixed and $x_q^2+y_q^2+z_q^2=1$, and ...
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Quotient of a proj variety by an involution

Usually, if you have an affine variety defined by some equations and have an involution on it, it's quite easy to immediately see what the equations of the quotient of the variety by the involution ...