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Appell Hypergeometric Functions

Paula Tretkoff

in Complex Ball Quotients and Line Arrangements in the Projective Plane (MN-51)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144771
eISBN:
9781400881253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144771.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter discusses the complete quadrilateral line arrangement, and especially its relationship with the space of regular points of the system of partial differential equations defining the ... More


Introduction

Paula Tretkoff

in Complex Ball Quotients and Line Arrangements in the Projective Plane (MN-51)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144771
eISBN:
9781400881253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144771.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter explains that the book deals with quotients of the complex 2-ball yielding finite coverings of the projective plane branched along certain line arrangements. It gives a complete list of ... More


Complex Ball Quotients and Line Arrangements in the Projective Plane (MN-51)

Paula Tretkoff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144771
eISBN:
9781400881253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144771.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This book introduces the theory of complex surfaces through a comprehensive look at finite covers of the projective plane branched along line arrangements. It emphasizes those finite coverings that ... More


Line Arrangements in P2(C) and Their Finite Covers

Paula Tretkoff

in Complex Ball Quotients and Line Arrangements in the Projective Plane (MN-51)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144771
eISBN:
9781400881253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144771.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter discusses the free 2-ball quotients arising as finite covers of the projective plane branched along line arrangements. It first considers a surface X obtained by blowing up the singular ... More


Complex Surfaces and Coverings

Paula Tretkoff

in Complex Ball Quotients and Line Arrangements in the Projective Plane (MN-51)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144771
eISBN:
9781400881253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144771.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter deals with complex surfaces and their finite coverings branched along divisors, that is, subvarieties of codimension 1. In particular, it considers coverings branched over transversally ... More


A Very Short Course in Projective Geometry

Tony Robbin

in Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110395
eISBN:
9780300129625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110395.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter serves as a brief lesson on projective geometry. It starts by discussing two basic theorems of projective geometry, which are concerned with perspectives from a point and perspectives ... More


Block designs

NORMAN BIGGS and ROBIN WILSON

in Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656592
eISBN:
9780191748059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656592.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter outlines the origins of design theory, with particular reference to the ‘Steiner triple systems’, the pioneering work of Thomas Kirkman, and early contributions by a number of writers on ... More


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