Euclidean geometry

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Euclid′ean geom′etry

geometry based upon the postulates of Euclid, esp. the postulate that only one line may be drawn through a given point parallel to a given line.
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Noun1.Euclidean geometry - (mathematics) geometry based on Euclid's axiomsEuclidean geometry - (mathematics) geometry based on Euclid's axioms
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
euklidovská geometrie
euklidska geometrija
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1040) on the foundations of Euclidean geometry, leading him in the process to prove theorems in non-Euclidean geometry, including a formulation of what is today called the Strong Hilbert Axiom of Parallels.
Before hyperbolic geometry was discovered, it was thought to be completely obvious that Euclidean geometry correctly described physical space, and attempts were even made, by Kant and others, to show that this was necessarily true.
Although Einstein didn't excel in high school in Munich, he had already begun educating himself on Euclidean geometry, deductive reasoning and calculus using textbooks borrowed from a family friend.
Ordinary Euclidean geometry is an example of an infinite Affine geometry since the two axioms are valid in the plane.
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175, 176): "In his 1926-27 lectures at the University of Warsaw, Alfred Tarski gave an axiomatic development of elementary Euclidean geometry.
For dissimilarities the geometry is contained in the definition, giving the possibility to include physical background knowledge; in contrast to feature-based representations which usually suppose a Euclidean geometry.