Vol. 55(69), pp. 75--88 (1994)

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Invarianty i kanonicheskie uravneniya giperpoverhnosti vtorogo poryadka v $n$-mernom evklidovom prostranstve

S.L. Pevzner

Gosudarstvennyj pedagogicheskij instutut, Komsomolsk-na-Amure, Russia

Abstract: The complete solution of the problem of finding invariants and canonical equations of quadrics (hypersurfaces of second order) in $n$-dimensional Euclidean space is given. The square matrix $A$ of the coefficients of second order terms of a quadric equation, and the rectangular matrix $D$ obtained from $A$ by adding of the column of the coefficients of first order terms, are considered. The ranks $r$ and $q$ of these matrices are invariants of a quadric; if $r=q$, then the quadric is central, if $r+1=q$ it is parabolic. An invariant $\Gamma_q$, which is a coefficient of a polynomial, is introduced. All the coefficients of the canonical equation of a quadric are expressed through eigenvalues of the matrix A and the invariant $\Gamma_q$. The problem is solved without semi-invariants.

Classification (MSC2000): 53A07, 53A55

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