hi everyone, i'm a very frustrated grade 11 student trying to figure out projective geometry.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

i have been reading excerpts of several books, as well as some websites on the internet, but i am currently unable to synthesize the subject as a whole.

my teacher assigned this topic, and I am expected to present the topic to the class in a few days. this is not a math class, so really the math of projective geometry is not really crucial (other than basics), but it's more explaning what it means to us.

i guess the question i am trying to ask is, why do we study projective geometry? other than another intellectual curiousity, how can we use it? what applications are there in the real world that we can apply projective geometry to?

i have read a wikipedia article that briefly mentioned a man by the name of rudolph steiner who said projective geometry could be used to describe the real world (which seems to be perfect for my class). but sadly, it seems to be a very small topic in the topic of proj. goemetry. am i wrong? other studnets in the class have been assigned topics such as chaos theory(and my classmates would no doubt talk about the deterministic universe) and golden ratio(applications to aesthetics, seemingly ubiquitous ratio, etc.). perhaps steiner's topic is the topic the teacher expects me to talk about, and i feel it is a small topic because most books about projective geometry are about the maths(which i am not delving deeply into).

any opinions?

thanks

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