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By Abraham Ungar

The mere point out of hyperbolic geometry is sufficient to strike worry within the center of the undergraduate arithmetic and physics pupil. a few regard themselves as excluded from the profound insights of hyperbolic geometry in order that this huge, immense section of human success is a closed door to them. The project of this booklet is to open that door through making the hyperbolic geometry of Bolyai and Lobachevsky, in addition to the designated relativity idea of Einstein that it regulates, available to a much broader viewers when it comes to novel analogies that the fashionable and unknown percentage with the classical and wide-spread. those novel analogies that this ebook captures stem from Thomas gyration, that is the mathematical abstraction of the relativistic impact referred to as Thomas precession. Remarkably, the mere advent of Thomas gyration turns Euclidean geometry into hyperbolic geometry, and divulges mystique analogies that the 2 geometries percentage. as a result, Thomas gyration provides upward thrust to the prefix "gyro" that's widely utilized in the gyrolanguage of this e-book, giving upward push to phrases like gyrocommutative and gyroassociative binary operations in gyrogroups, and gyrovectors in gyrovector areas. Of specific significance is the advent of gyrovectors into hyperbolic geometry, the place they're equivalence sessions that upload in line with the gyroparallelogram legislation in complete analogy with vectors, that are equivalence periods that upload in response to the parallelogram legislation. A gyroparallelogram, in flip, is a gyroquadrilateral the 2 gyrodiagonals of which intersect at their gyromidpoints in complete analogy with a parallelogram, that's a quadrilateral the 2 diagonals of which intersect at their midpoints. desk of Contents: Gyrogroups / Gyrocommutative Gyrogroups / Gyrovector areas / Gyrotrigonometry

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13(12) applied to b, that is, gyr[a, −b]b = −gyr[a, −b](−b). 27. (6) Follows from (5) by distributing the gyroautomorphism gyr−1 [a, −b] over each of the two terms in {. }. 106). (8) Follows from (7) by Def. 9, p. 33. ✷ Let (G, ⊕) be a gyrogroup. Then a⊕{( a⊕b)⊕a} = b for all a, b ∈ G. 10. AN ADVANCED GYROGROUP EQUATION 31 Proof. 135) === b⊕gyr[b, a]a (4) === b a. 135) follows. (1) Follows from the left gyroassociative law. (2) Follows from (1) by a left cancellation, and by a left loop followed by a left cancellation.

7, of the gyrogroup cooperation . 105). 13(12) applied to the term {. } in (2). 13(12) applied to b, that is, gyr[a, −b]b = −gyr[a, −b](−b). 27. (6) Follows from (5) by distributing the gyroautomorphism gyr−1 [a, −b] over each of the two terms in {. }. 106). (8) Follows from (7) by Def. 9, p. 33. ✷ Let (G, ⊕) be a gyrogroup. Then a⊕{( a⊕b)⊕a} = b for all a, b ∈ G. 10. AN ADVANCED GYROGROUP EQUATION 31 Proof. 135) === b⊕gyr[b, a]a (4) === b a. 135) follows. (1) Follows from the left gyroassociative law.

85) 50 CHAPTER 2. 20), p. 86) γu u + γv v , γu + γ v where the scalar multiplication by the factor 2 is defined by the equation 2⊗E v = v⊕E v. A more general definition of the scalar multiplication by any real number will be presented and studied in Chap. 3. 87) γu + γv proves useful in its geometrically guided extension to more than two summands in [57, Eqs. 67), p. 425]. 3, p. 36, and it satisfies the gamma identity, [57, Eq. 197), p. 88) − 1. Other interesting identities that Einstein addition possesses are, [57, Eq.

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