This chapter focuses on projective geometry on modular lattices. Incidence and Order are basic concepts for a foundation of modern synthetic geometry. These concepts describe the relative location or containment of geometric objects and have led to different lines of geometry, an incidence-geometric and a lattice-theoretic one. Modularity is one of the fundamental properties of classical projective geometry. It makes projections into join-preserving mappings and yields perspectivities to be (interval) isomorphisms. It is therefore natural that order-theoretic generalizations of projective geometry are based on modular lattices and even more, the theory of modular lattices may be considered as a most general concept of projective geometry. In particular, the partially ordered set of all submodules of a module forms a (complete) modular lattice; even more general, any sublattice of the lattice of all normal subgroups of a group is a modular lattice. It considers that lattice-geometric approaches are complete geometrical structures whose geometrical objects form complete (modular) lattices.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of incidence geometry|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|