A family of 2-dimensional Minkowski planes with small automorphism groups
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameResearch report
This paper concerns 2-dimensional (topological locally compact connected) Minkowski planes. It uses a construction of J. Jakóbowski  of Minkowski planes over half-ordered fields and applies it to the field of reals. This generalizes a construction by A. Schenkel  of 2-dimensional Minkowski planes with 3-dimensional kernel. It is shown that most planes in this family of Minkowski planes have 0-dimensional and even trivial automorphism groups.
SubjectsField of Research::01 - Mathematical Sciences::0101 - Pure Mathematics::010112 - Topology
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