# Affine hull

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 14R [MSN][ZBL]

of a set $M$ in a vector space $V$

The intersection of all flats (translates of subspaces) of $V$ containing $M$.

#### Comment

It is equal to the set of all finite linear combinations of elements $\{m_i : i=1,\ldots,n \}$ of $M$, $$\sum_{i=1}^n c_i m_i$$ where the coefficients $c_i$ satisfy $$\sum_{i=1}^n c_i = 1 \ .$$

#### References

How to Cite This Entry:
Affine hull. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Affine_hull&oldid=38757
This article was adapted from an original article by V.A. Zalgaller (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article