Date of Award

Fall 1947

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Wilezewski, Joseph

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis will be to present a detailed comparison of the methods, manner, and sequence of presentation of certain subject matter in projective geometry as found in two standard American texts and that found in a recently published European text. The three books are, "Projective Geometry" by Veblen and Young, "Projective Geometry" by Winger, and "Projeetivni geometrie" by Vaclav Havaty. The latter is the European text and is written in the Czech language. A fourth source for certain particular considerations,especially those of collineation, is the set of lecture notes obtained from the course "Geometric Transformations" as given by Dr. H. P. Pettit. By such a comparison We hope to evaluate, not so much the American texts, as this new European work, for any original contributions to the field of projective geometry, be it in subject matter or in the mode of presentation. Any such new items will be emphasized in the course of the discussion.

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