


Paper Title:
Hyperbolic Barycentric Coordinates
Author(s):
Abraham A. Ungar
Department of Mathematics, North Dakota State University,
Fargo, ND 58105,
USA
Abraham.Ungar@ndsu.edu
URL: http://math.ndsu.nodak.edu/faculty/ungar/
Abstract:
A powerful and novel way to study Einstein's special theory of relativity and its underlying geometry, the hyperbolic geometry of Bolyai and Lobachevsky, by analogies with classical mechanics and its underlying Euclidean geometry is demonstrated. The demonstration sets the stage for the extension of the notion of barycentric coordinates in Euclidean geometry, first conceived by Möbius in 1827, into hyperbolic geometry. As an example for the application of hyperbolic barycentric coordinates, the hyperbolic midpoint of any hyperbolic segment, and the centroid and orthocenter of any hyperbolic triangle are determined.
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