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Euclid, the developer of Euclidean Geometry

Welcome to the Euclidean Geometry Learning Project, part of the School of Mathematics. The purposes of this learning project are to facilitate the study and further understanding of Euclidean Geometry, and to assist students currently studying it in class. See above for more information about the learning project.

From Wikipedia:

Euclidean geometry is a mathematical well-known system attributed to the Greek mathematician Euclid of Alexandria. Euclid's text Elements was the first systematic discussion of geometry. It has been one of the most influential books in history, as much for its method as for its mathematical content. The method consists of assuming a small set of intuitively appealing axioms, and then proving many other propositions (theorems) from those axioms. Although many of Euclid's results had been stated by earlier Greek mathematicians, Euclid was the first to show how these propositions could be fitted together into a comprehensive deductive and logical system. More...



Outside Sources[edit]

  • Math and the Art of MC Escher A course covering Euclidean as well as non-Euclidean geometry at Saint Louis University. Taught using an interdisciplinary approach using the art of the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher.
  • TED: The Beautiful Math of Coral - A TED Talk by Margaret Wetheim that explores the connection between Euclidean space and the feminine handicraft, crochet.