By Luther Pfahler Eisenhart

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41, We represent this common point in the form X = x°A° +x'Ai +x" A" + A"+1 Since X is a point, we have (X, X) = 0, and the conditions for X to belong to the hyperspheres C,, and Ci can be written as (X, C,,) = 0 and (X,Ci) = 0. From the first condition we obtain -2x° + gijx'x3 + (x")2 = 0. '. 11), the remaining two conditions imply that x"=A and x'_-9''µj. 12) The point Cn+1, as well as the hyperspheres C are determined by a third-order Vn-1 differential neighborhood of the point Ao E The points Co = Ao and Cn+1 and the hyperspheres C; and Cn determine a family of frames, which is intrinsically connected with the point x E Vn-1.

4 Examples of Pseudoconformal Spaces 21 where i, j = 1, 2, 3, 4, and the quantities gig are the entries of the matrix ( 90 ) 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 (1 . 4 . 3) is of signature (2, 2). 3, a hyperquadric of this kind is endowed with the structure of the pseudoconformal space C24. Hence, the geometry of the Grassmannian G(1, 3) is equivalent to the geometry of the pseudoconformal space C21- 2. 2) multiplied by 2. 5) (p, p) = 2P°p5 + 2p'p4 + 2p2p3. We also denote by (p, q) the bilinear form that is polar to the quadratic form (P, p): (p, q) = P°q5 + p1g4 + P2g3 + P3g2 + P4q' + p5g0.

2). The entries of this matrix are fiber forms of the frame bundle R1(V n-1). They are invariant forms of the stationary subgroup H = (V n-1) of the point x E V n-1. This subgroup leaves invariant the tangent element (x,TT(Vn-1)) of the hypersurface Vn-1 consist- ing of a point x E Vn-1 and the tangent subspace TZ(Vn-1). Geometrically this tangent element is defined by the point Ao and the pencil of hyperspheres An + sAo which is tangent to the hypersurface V11-1 at the point Ao. Let us consider some subgroups of the group HI(Vn-1).

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