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Elements of Finite Geometry

by Steven H. Cullinane

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Last updated on Jan. 9, 2016 (replaced the compressed folder) and on Jan. 23, 2016 (added Dropbox link).

This material is intended as a course supplement or independent-study source for college students (undergraduate and graduate) who have taken courses in abstract algebra (linear algebra and group theory) and modern geometry (affine, projective, finite).

It may also interest some professional mathematicians, since the content has not been published previously except as follows.

A preliminary version was distributed at the 1976 summer AMS-MAA joint summer meetings in Toronto. Excerpts were published in the journal Computer Graphics and Art (Vol. 2, No. 1, February 1977, pp. 5-7).

Additional notes were distributed informally, and are available as Notes on Groups and Geometry, 1978-1986 (pdf ). These and later notes are, at this writing, on the Web at This book is based on the notes at that site.

These notes are also available (as of Jan 23, 2016) at Dropbox.

A compressed folder of about 35 MB containing all the material may be downloaded. Click here.