XXXV.—On the Hessian

1886 Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh  
Letbe the equation to an algebraical curve of thenth degree, the co-ordinates of any point on which in a system of linear co-ordinates are (x, y, z),u0,u1,u2.... being homogeneous functions ofxandyof degrees indicated by the attached suffixes; thenis the equation to its Hessian, which is a curve of the 3(n− 2)th degree.Every one of the 3n(n− 2) points of intersection of H and U is a point of inflexion on U if it be not a multiple point on U. In this last case the intersection may or may not be
more » ... point of inflexion on some one of the branches of U; but in any case where H passes through a multiple point the total number 3n(n− 2) of inflexions suffers a reduction.
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