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Demystifying the Projective Plane

by Michael H. Brill (Science Applications International Corp.) and Michael Stueben

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 1990

Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Projective Geometry
Applicable Course(s): 4.9 Geometry | 4.20 Topology

The author describes explicitly the projective plane as a surface formed from a square by joining each pair of opposite edges in a definite way.


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