Semiaffine Spaces

Hendrik Van Maldeghem

Abstract


In this paper we improve on a result of Beutelspacher, De Vito & Lo Re, who characterized in 1995 finite semiaffine spaces by means of transversals and a condition on weak parallelism. Basically, we show that one can delete that condition completely. Moreover, we extend the result to the infinite case, showing that every plane of a planar space with at least two planes and such that all planes are semiaffine, comes from a (Desarguesian) projective plane by deleting either a line and all of its points, a line and all but one of its points, a point, or nothing.


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