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  • Used Cubism
    510 words
    Geometry was actually first used in ancient Egypt and Babylon at around 2000 BC in both cases. In order for the Egyptians to build such massive structures as the pyramids they had to have made plans for them prior to the actually building, in these plans geometry had to be used. On ancient Babylonian tablets there is evidence that they understood the Pythagorean theorem. The so-called "father" of Geometry is Euclid a Greek mathematician. He wrote The Elements, books of postulates and theorems, w...
  • Utilities And Building Layouts On The Property
    385 words
    I have conducted my research through interview with someone familiar with construction and development as how geometry is used in these fields. The first step to development is to survey the property in order to document and draw the bounds and land surface shapes. The property will be represented by various geometry elements such as points, lines, arcs, circles, and other defined geometry shapes. Surveyors use scope on tripods witch use projection of line Referenced point on a stick in order to...
  • Descartes
    790 words
    Ren Descartes Born: March 31, 1596 in France Died: February 11, 1650 in Sweden This one thing [analytic geometry] is of the highest order of excellence, marked by the sensuous simplicity of the half dozen or so greatest contributions of all time to mathematics. Descartes remade geometry and made modern geometry possible. (E.T. Bell) Rene Descartes was the third child of a well off noble family. His mother died a few days after his birth, and he was a frail child. Because of this poor health, his...
  • Basic Learning Of Geometry
    408 words
    Euclidean Geometry Geometry was thoroughly organized in about 300 BC, when the Greek mathematician Euclid gathered what was known at the time, added original work of his own, and arranged 465 propositions into 13 books, called 'Elements'. The books covered not only plane and solid geometry but also much of what is now known as algebra, trigonometry, and advanced arithmetic. Through the ages, the propositions have been rearranged, and many of the proofs are different, but the basic idea presented...
  • Rene Descartes
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    Rene' Descartes was a French mathematician, philosopher and anatomist. He contributed a great deal to modern ideas, particularly those concerned with geometry. He was known in his time as a mechanist, because he believed that nature could be explained through rational means, and inherent patterns could be found. During his life, Descartes remade geometry and made modern geometry possible. Rene' Descartes was born on March, 31 1596 in La Haye, Touraine, which was a former province of France. Rene...
  • Development Of Greek Geometry
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    Greek Geometry Although the original roots of geometry can be traced to the Egyptians, the Greeks built on most Egyptian theories that we use today. Greek astronomy and Greek geometry were both used in order to answer many difficult questions of the time. Without geometry, the study of astronomy would have been almost impossible, and vice versa. Even though many Greek theorems and principles were later built on by geniuses such as Einstein and Lobachevsky, the basis still remains the same. The d...
  • Known Of The Father Of Geometry
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    Euclid The Father of Geometry Very little is known of the father of geometry, also known as Euclid. Records show that he lived somewhere around 300 B.C., but that date is sketchy. He was a Greek mathematician and is probably best known for his work Elements. Since little is known about the personal life of Euclid, it is difficult to do a biography on him. His chief work, entitled Elements, is a comprehensive treatise on mathematics. It includes 13 volumes that entail such subjects as plane geome...
  • Three Lines And Look For The Symmetries
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    When it comes to Euclidean Geometry, Spherical Geometry and Hyperbolic Geometry there are many similarities and differences among them. For example, what may be true for Euclidean Geometry may not be true for Spherical or Hyperbolic Geometry. Many instances exist where something is true for one or two geometries but not the other geometry. However, sometimes a property is true for all three geometries. These points bring us to the purpose of this paper. This paper is an opportunity for me to dem...
  • Use Geometry
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    Math and many of its aspects are a major part of everyday life. We spend the majority of our school years studying and learning the concepts of it. Many times, the question of why do we need to know these things has been asked. The following report will explain the history and purpose of geometry in our lives. Geometry means measure of the earth. In ancient Egypt, the Nile would flood its banks each year, flooding the land and destroying the farm areas. When the waters receded and the people had...
  • Narrator Of Flatland
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    Advanced Search | FAQ Home Free Study Aids Message Boards Geometry Message Board You are not logged in! | Log in here | Rules & Key | Awards | Board Index | Full Thread View advanced search 83% of 6 votes For Help On Flatland, Here's A Little Bit Of Help! posted by Cripple Everette on 5/17 2: 05 AM This was an assignment we got. It includes the questions, not a summary but it " ll help in some way hopefully: 1. When was Flatland originally published? Flatland was originally published in London i...
  • More Fundamental Use Of Geometry
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    Jean-Victor Poncelet fought for Napoleon's France against Russia in the battle at Krosnoy. Unfortunately for him, he was taken prisoner. He survived the subsequent tortuous years through luck alone. During his rehabilitation, and still a prisoner of war, he eagerly resumed his study of Mathematics, at the hospital at Saratov. He had been a pupil of and interested in the work of, Gaspar d Monge. However, being isolated in Saratov, he was uninformed about the work that Monge and peers were publish...
  • Formulas And Equations Of Analytic Geometry
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    Analytic geometry was brought fourth by the famous French mathematician Rene' Descartes in 1637. Descartes did not start his studying and working with geometry until after he had retired out of the army and settled down. If not for Descartes great discovery then Sir Isaac Newton might not have ever invented the concept of calculus. Descartes concept let to calculus and Newton and G.W. Leibniz would not be know as well as they are today if it were not for the famous mathematician Rene' Descartes....

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