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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The Pythagorean theorem, for example, is certain only with the formal system of Euclidean geometry.
By 1912, Einstein realized that his goal would require abandoning Euclidean geometry.
In taxicab geometry, the perpendicular bisector and the circle are defined in the same way as in Euclidean geometry, but they look quite different.
The introduction of DGS (such as Geometers Sketchpad[R] and, recently, GeoGebra) into classrooms creates a challenge to the praxis of theorem acquisition and deductive proof in the study and teaching of Euclidean geometry.
If space is curved then Euclidean geometry, which is one of many axiomatic systems, does not apply.
Many of the theorems of Euclidean geometry are relatively similar form in the Einstein relativistic velocity model, Aubel's theorem for gyrotriangle is an example in this respect.
There were advances prior to this period, especially in the method of mapping known as triangulation, which involves measuring a very accurate baseline and, using Euclidean geometry, calculating angles to ascertain the distances to a third point.
In the Euclidean geometry, also called parabolic geometry, the fifth Euclidean postulate that there is only one parallel to a given line passing through an exterior point, is kept or validated.
The book has three sections: The first deals with euclidean geometry and geometric constructions; the second covers noneuclidean geometry, including hyperbolic, elliptic, taxicab, and finite geometries; and the final section covers symmetry.
Ambition can be personally challenging, even disastrous or tragic--think of the costs of hubris which the same ancient Greeks knew so well--but it has given us, to pick more or less at random, Thermopylae, Euclidean geometry, Angkor Wat, the Goldberg Variations, Laphroaig single malt, the Critique of Pure Reason, penicillin, Four Quartets, abstract expressionism, Batman, and the Empire State Building, not to mention the Die Hard movie franchise.
It is also known as a type of non- Euclidean Geometry, being in many respects similar to Euclidean Geometry.
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.