Continuous planar functions

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This paper deals with continuous planar functions and their associated topological affine and projective planes. These associated (affine and projective) planes are the so-called shift planes and in addition to these, in the case of planar partition functions, the underlying (affine and projective) translation planes. We introduce a method that allows us to combine two continuous planar functions ℝ → ℝ into a continuous planar function ℝ2 → ℝ2. We prove various extension and embedding results for the associated affine and projective planes and their collineation groups. Furthermore, we construct topological ovals and various kinds of polarities in the associated topological projective planes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-129
Number of pages17
JournalAbhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universität Hamburg
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes

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