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### Barycenters and the axiomatic of affine geometry

There are several ways to define an affine space, either by starting from a transitive action of a vector space on a set of points, or listing sets of axioms related to parallelism in the spirit of ...
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### Projective to Affine?

Perhaps a basic question... how does one study affine algebraic geometry via projective geometry? For example, suppose I have two affine varieties which I want to prove are isomorphic, would it help ...
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### Theorems in affine geometry which can be proved using only dilations, generalized to metric spaces

Background: significant parts of E. Artin, Geometric algebra, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1957 can be seen as consequences of the statement (1) "the inverse semigroup generated by dilations in ...
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### Cohn-Vossen rigidity theorem in hyperbolic space

There is the following rigidity theorem of Cohn-Vossen as stated on p. 86 of these lecture notes: http://www.math.brown.edu/~deigen/chern.pdf Any isometry between two closed smooth convex surfaces in ...
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### complexity of system of equations defining affine variety

Say you have an affine variety $X$ in $n$-dimensional affine space. (You can even assume we are over $\mathbb{C}$, but I believe the nature of my question is algebraic). I want to bound from above ...
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### Reference for “topological affine spaces”

I am wondering if there is a topological version of affine spaces as a topological space along with a free transitive (continuous) action of a topological vector space on it? Here is a notion so-...
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### Bieberbach theorem for compact, flat Riemannian orbifolds

In his thesis, Bieberbach solved Hilbert 18 problem and proved that any compact, flat Riemannian manifold is a quotient of a torus. I need a reference to an orbifold version of this result: any ...
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### Flatness of modules over dual numbers

Let $X$ be a smooth, affine complex surface, and $M$ be a coherent $\mathcal{O}_X$-module. Denote by $D:=\mbox{Spec}(\mathbb{C}[t]/(t^2))$ and $X_D:=X \times_{\mathbb{C}} D$, the trivial deformation ...
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### Projective-invariant differential operator

This question was originally asked on Math StackExchange. Suppose we want a differential operator $T$ acting on functions $\mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ such that \begin{align*} &T(g) = ...
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### Is a symmetric, parallel (0,2)-tensor a metric?

I'm interested in affinely connected spaces, on which a metric is not necessarily defined, i.e. $(\mathcal{M},\Gamma)$. Since (as a physicist) my goal is to consider a generalized model of gravity, I ...
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### Factorially closed, finitely generated $k$-sub-algebra of $k[X_1,X_2,X_3]$ , where $k$ is algebraically closed field of positive characteristic

Let $S$ be a sub-ring of a commutative ring with unity $R$. Then $S$ is called factorially closed in $R$ if $a,b \in R$ and $ab \in S\setminus \{0\} \implies a,b \in S$. Let $k$ be an algebraically ...
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### Cancellation problem for Laurent polynomial rings and power series rings

Throughout, let $k$ be an algebraically closed field. For two $k$-algebras $A,B$ let us write $A \cong_k B$ to mean that $A,B$ are isomorphic as $k$-algebras. It is known that if $A$ is an integral ...
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### If a partial normalisation of an affine variety is affine?

Let $X$ be an affine variety. Let $x$ be an isolated singular point of $X$. Let $U$ is an affine neighbourhood of $x$ such that $U\setminus \{x\}$ is smooth. Let $\pi:\tilde{U}\to U$ be the ...
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### Line-preserving bijection of ${\mathbb{R}}^n$ onto itself

If $f:{\mathbb{R}}^n\to{\mathbb{R}}^n$ $(n\ge2)$ is a bijection such that the image of every line is a line (continuity of $f$ not assumed), must $f$ be an affinity? Assuming continuity would ...
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### Who first proved the fundamental theorem of projective geometry?

The following theorem is often called the fundamental theorem of projective geometry: Let $k$ be a field and let $n \geq 3$. Let $X$ be the partially ordered set of nonzero proper subspaces of $k^n$....
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### What conditions are sufficient to prove a transformation in $\mathbb{R}^2$ is affine? [closed]

What conditions are sufficient to prove a transformation in $\mathbb{R}^2$ is affine? I currently have shown that the transformation is bijective, points and lines are preserved and also the ...
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### Almost blocking sets in $\mathbb F_q^2$

$\newcommand{\F}{{\mathbb F}}$ Let $q$ be an odd prime power. A blocking set in the affine plane $\F_q^2$ is a set blocking (meeting) every line. A union of two non-parallel lines is a blocking set ...
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### Automorphism group of fiber products of schemes

Let $A \mapsto S$ and $B \mapsto S$ be two schemes over the scheme $S$. Is there a connection between the automorphism group of the scheme $A \otimes_{S} B$ and the automorphism groups of $A$ and $B$ ?...
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### Problem on triangles

Let $T\subset \mathbb{R}^2$ be any triangle and $T^t$ a deformation of $T$. Call $l_1,l_2,l_3$ the squares of the lengths of the sides of $T$ and $l_1^t,l_2^t,l_3^t$ the squares of the lengths of the ...
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### Status of an open question in Artin's “Geometric Algebra”

In Artin's book "Geometric Algebra", Chapter II, the author states some axioms for geometry (section 1) and then begins to prove some results about the symmetries of the geometry (section 2). The ...
### Sets blocking every $2$-flat in $AG(n,2)$
The following may be well-known $-$ but not known to me: What is the smallest possible size of a set in ${\mathbb F}_2^n$ that blocks every $2$-flat? Here "blocks" means "have a non-empty ...