By Solomon Lefschetz

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Since Mis general, we also have G('Y}*) = 0. Since oc('Y}*) = 0, it follows that F,('YJi, · • • , 'YJ:) = 0. Since F,(X) =I= 0, 'YJi, · · · , 'YJ: are not algebraically independent, and hence transc N < r. 1). AL POINTS. DIMENSION 31 Let us discuss certain corollaries of the theorem. 2) Tliere is one and only one irreducible r dimensional variety V'" containing a given point M of transcendency r and M is a general point for V'". A subvariety V1 of an irreducible variety Y'" is of dimension

We have already observed that the properties to be discussed later relative to KAm or xpm are invariant under changes of coordinates. Since they will always be algebraic properties, we infer that they are likewise invariant under affine transformations of KAm or projective transformations of K pm. 2. Since the groundfield K is our field of constants, the points of the spaces KAm, KPm in the strict sense just defined will play the role of "fixed" points. They will be designated as points strictly in KAm or KPm.

4). 6) The affine transformations of KAm into itself form a group. Let now KJ"':, KP':) be two projective spaces. 7) P ia .. :;i=O. ' " 1 1 (We shall liberalize the wndition p E Kin a moment). 6) hold for projective transformations. 7) has likewise two distinct geometric interpretations whose formulation is left to the reader. § l] AFFINE AND PROJECTIVE SPACES 19 It may be remarked that affine geometry and projective geometry are respectively the study of those properties of configurations which are invariant under affine and projective transformations.