Euclidean Geometry


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Euclidean Geometry

The Plane geometry learned in high school, based upon a few ideal, smooth, symmetric shapes.

Euclidean Geometry

A system of geometry that deals with objects on a plane. Its theory is based on five postulates, from which a number of theoretical proofs are derived.
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Two important geometries alternative to Euclidean geometry are elliptic geometry and hyperbolic geometry.
For instance, the number of assertions in the Euclidean geometry is infinite.
In [1] it is noted that Tarski's system of foundations of geometry has a number of distinctive features, in which it differs from most, if not all, systems of foundation of Euclidean geometry that are known from the literature.
Note, further, that once one has grasped the meaning of ratio and proportion, the insight readily can be repeated for a range of problems pertaining, for example, to classical Euclidean geometry, coordinate equations of lines, or even production ratios in an economy.
In fact, they all belong to the Euclidean geometry of the sphere--a body of truths that was known and used by the Greek astronomers who believed that the stars were embedded in a great sphere rotating around the earth.
To introduce your students to elastic geometry, and to help them realize why this topic is different from Euclidean geometry, have them draw a circle, first on a piece of paper, then on a piece of latex.
This was a matter of fact: the idea of the transcendental intuition of space is irreconcilable with the simultaneous truth and presence of a Euclidean geometry and a non-Euclidean geometry with the same rights to existence, the same rights to citizenship in the realm of the episteme.
Greenberg outlines the essence of Euclidean geometry and shows how the hyperbolic and elliptic, non-Euclidean, geometries have developed in modem times.
Some of Hoffe's most suggestive analyses occur in this part of the book when he argues that Kant's theory of space is not tied to Euclidean geometry (p.
Egypt, the Mideast, and China all had important mathematical discoveries early in history; only the Greeks developed the rhetoric, a logical proof by axiomatic method as we see in Euclidean geometry.
Part I, "Introduction," provides a motivation for the use of fractal geometry, as an alternative to Euclidean geometry, in the analysis of complex natural patterns.
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