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There are numerous technical and well known debts, either in Russian and in different languages, of the non-Euclidean geometry of Lobachevsky and Bolyai, some of that are indexed within the Bibliography. This geometry, also known as hyperbolic geometry, is a part of the mandatory material of many arithmetic departments in universities and lecturers' colleges-a reflec­ tion of the view that familiarity with the weather of hyperbolic geometry is an invaluable a part of the heritage of destiny highschool lecturers.

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In fact, the transformation (6) may be thought of as a rotation XI = xCOsa +y sina, YI= -xsina+ycosa (7) through the angle a about the origin 0 (Fig. 12a) followed by the translation x'=x l +a, (8) y'=YI+b (Fig. 12b). we thus return to the assertion that geometry studies properties of figures preserved by the motions (6) (cf. p. 3, lines 9-10)}2 A similar treatment can be applied to three-dimensional geometry. In a given (rectangular) coordinate system {x,y,z} each point is assigned three coordinates (x,y,z).

OA 2 Xf2) +... +( OAn Xfn ). Since the vector F is determined by its two coordinates x and y, the set of all possible plane systems of forces is three-dimensional in the sense that each such 27A vector which is restricted to move along a line is called a sliding vector. Thus a system of forces in statics is equivalent to a system of sliding vectors. 2BSee, for example, [23], pp. 241-242. 29See, for example, [23], p. 240. :JOsee, for example, [23], pp. 223-224; or [24], pp. 345-358. 29 2. What is mechanics?

III Define central Euclidean geometry to be the study of properties of the plane which are invariant under the rotations (7) about a fixed point 0 (which should be excluded from the plane since it plays a different role from the 13More precisely, "direct" motions; cf. Chap. 7 in [19), or Chap. 4, Sec. 14 of [32). 14This theorem states that the line joining the midpoints of two sides of a triangle is parallel to the remaining side. ) 15 2. What is mechanics? other points). Develop elements of plane central Euclidean geometry using Problem n as a model.

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