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Ed Wall

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Re: geometry
Posted: Sep 6, 2004 1:09 PM
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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
>non-Euclidean geometry) but elementary geometry texts are still
>organized along the lines that Euclid used.

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