This is not incidence geometry. Consider and . What is the "line" joining them?
Ok, let me give the problem first:
When visualizing the problem, I usually imagine the y-axis is the surface of a body of water, and the lines are light rays being refracted.Consider the following interpretation of these terms: "points" are ordered pairs (x,y) in the xy-plane, "lines" are the functions
And say a "point" "lies on" a "line" if the point (x,y) satisfies the equation. Show that this interpretation is a model for incidence geometry and determine which, if any, parallel property it has.
I'm already nearing a solution for the problem. However, there is one related thing I'd like to do for my own edification: prove that is isomorphic with Intuitively it seems true, but I don't have a clue as to how to go about proving it. Can anyone provide me with such a clue?
Notes:
- If anyone wants to see my solution to the actual problem (once I finish it) let me know and I'll make an edit to this post.
- The actual problem says "undefined terms" instead of "these terms" in the first sentence.