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Ed Wall
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Re: geometry
Posted:
Sep 6, 2004 1:09 PM


Please say more as my brief perusal of the newer texts indicates that this is no longer the case re elementary geometry texts. Even as far back as the 60s a text I glanced at  while following in some sense a portion of the first book or so  begins to deviate rapidly and is certainly incomplete as far as the first ten books are concerned.
Ed Wall
>On 29 Aug 04 13:26:55 0400 (EDT), desiree wrote: >>does anyone out there know the 1 mathematician that's responsible for >>organizing the geometry that we study today? > > As late as the 18th century most people learned geometry directly > from (translations of) Euclid's text. > > There have been a lot of changes in geometry since then (add >"continuity" postulates, the development of projective and >nonEuclidean geometry) but elementary geometry texts are still >organized along the lines that Euclid used.



