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Topic: Analytic vs. Synthetic Geometry
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Brian Q. Hutchings

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Re: Analytic vs. Synthetic Geometry
Posted: Sep 2, 2013 9:51 PM
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yes, 'euclidean' subsumes 'cartesian,' although, actually,
Fermat was better at that, though he didn't do space.

anyway, tricolors can also refer to homogenous coordination of the plane --
googolplex corrects "tripolars," thus ... although it is French!

> R^n is not a polar space. Polar coordinates can only be used with
> the real plain R^2 and were you to use them, then R^2 is still
> the real plain.

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