an:06225360
Zbl 1303.53023
Misiak, Aleksander; Stasiak, Eugeniusz; Szmuksta-Zawadzka, Maria
The invariants of a pair of directions in geometry \(\mathbb E^{n}_{1}\) and their interpretation
EN
Demonstr. Math. 46, No. 2, 361-371 (2013).
00319970
2013
j
53A55 22F50
pseudo-Euclidean geometry; direction; scalar; invariant mapping
Summary: Solving a certain functional equation, we find all invariants of a pair of directions in \(n\)-dimensional pseudo-Euclidean geometry of index one \(\mathbb{E}^n_1\). In \((n-1)\)-dimensional space we construct a model for these directions by means of concepts characteristic of Euclidean geometry. Because it is a pseudo-orthogonal group, not orthogonal, that operates in this model, the distance between two points and the measure of an angle are not invariants. Using these changeable quantities we construct invariant quantities.