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Yogi
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Re: geometry
Posted:
Sep 6, 2004 9:52 AM


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.



