# The hyperbolic plane

- Author:
- a.zampa

This applet represents the Poincaré model of the hyperbolic plane, which corresponds to the white interior of the pictured circle.

You can explore many aspects of hyperbolic geometry, e.g.:
and pass through an exterior point ?
The latter is the János Bolyai construction of the and .

- examine the sum of the interior angles of triangles observing, in particular, what happens when the sides of the triangle become very small;
- given a point
exterior to a line , construct the perpendicular to passing through , and then the perpendicular to passing through (this is the Euclidean construction of a parallel); - given a point
exterior to a line , construct as before the perpendiculars and , select any point on , draw the perpendicular to passing through , and the circle with center and radius , where is the intersection of and . Name the point of intersection of and which lies between and , and draw the line passing through and . What can you say about ?

*asymptotic parallel line*(there are two such lines for any