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  Geometry - LoveToKnow 1911
Between Euclid and Apollonius there flourished the illustrious Archimedes, whose geometrical discoveries are mainly concerned with the mensuration of the circle and conic sections, and of the sphere, cone and cylinder, and whose greatest contribution to geometrical method is the elevation of the method of exhaustion to the dignity of an instrument of research.
Euclid therefore next solves the problem: It is required along a given straight line from a point in it to set off a distance equal to the length of another straight line given anywhere in the plane.
Euclid does not suppose,that the bases of the two pyramids to be compared are equal, and hence he proves that the volumes are as the bases.
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 Euclid's Elements, Introduction
Euclid's Elements form one of the most beautiful and influential works of science in the history of humankind.
The Elements have been studied 24 centuries in many languages starting, of course, in the original Greek, then in Arabic, Latin, and many modern languages.
This edition of Euclid's Elements uses a Java applet called the Geometry Applet to illustrate the diagrams.
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 Euclidean algorithm
The Euclidean algorithm (also called Euclid's algorithm) is an extremely efficient algorithm to determine the greatest common divisor (GCD) of two integers.
Euclid originally formulated the problem geometrically, as the problem of finding a common "measure" for two line lengths, and his algorithm proceeded by repeated subtraction of the shorter from the longer segment.
When analyzing the runtime of Euclid's algorithm, it turns out that the inputs requiring the most steps are two successive Fibonacci numbers, and the worst case requires Θ(n) divisions, where n is the number of digits in the input (see Big O notation).
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Divisor
Euclids lemma is a generalisation of Proposition 30 of Book VII of Euclids Elements.
The largest element of this lattice is 0 and the smallest one is 1.
In group theory, a cyclic group is a group that can be generated by a single element, in the sense that the group has an element a (called a generator of the group) such that, when written multiplicatively, every element of the group is a power of a (or na...
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 Euclid's Elements
Euclid based his work in Book I on 23 definitions, such as Point, line and Surface, five postulates and five "common notions" (both of which are today called axioms).
Nevertheless, the Elements continues to be used as an adequate example of the application of Logic, and, historically, it has been enormously influential in many areas of Science.
Elements was written in approximately 300 BC by Euclid, an ancient Greek mathematician who probably studied under the pupils of Plato.
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 Euclid Elements   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Euclid's Elements - Euclid's Elements (Greek:) is a mathematical and geometric treatise, consisting of 13 books, written by the Greek mathematician Euclid around 300 BC.
Euclid Euclid of Alexandria (Greek: Eukleides) (circa 365-275 BC) was a Greek mathematician who lived in the Elements was long known simply as "the" geometry.
The geometrical system described in the Elements was used into the 20th century as a geometry textbook and has been considered a fine example of the most-studied euclid elements.
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 Euclid's Elements at AllExperts
Euclid's Elements (Greek:) is a mathematical and geometric treatise, consisting of 13 books, written by the Hellenistic mathematician Euclid in Egypt during the early 3rd century BC.
Nevertheless, the Elements has withstood the test of time and is still considered a masterpiece in the application of logic to mathematics, and, historically, it has been enormously influential in many areas of science.
Elements was written in Egypt during the early 3rd century BC by Euclid, an ancient Hellenistic mathematician who probably studied as a pupil under Plato.
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 Element Design
SiC elements typically operate at low voltages, and are usually supplied by transformers that reduce the supply voltage (it is possible to design to match the element configuration to the supply voltage, but often this is not possible due to other furnace design considerations).
When an old element fails a new element cannot be inserted in the series connection, so the whole group of elements must be replaced (or furnace usage time must be logged, so that elements of similar age are used together).
Other considerations in element design are the diameter of the coil - outside coil diameter should ideally be 10-14 times the wire diameter, and the stretched length of the coil - there should be at least one wire diameter between the coils (2 to 1 stretch) and ideally 2-5 wire diameters (3-6 to 1 stretch).
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 Essay: Euclid's Elements. - Coursework.info
Euclid was a Greek mathematician who lived approximately between 330-270 B.C in Alexandria, Egypt.
After receiving his education, probably at Plato's Academy in Athens, or from some of Plato's students, Euclid became a teacher and scholar at the school in Alexandria, which is now known as the Museum.
Euclid compiled and systematically arranged the geometry and number theory of his day into this text.
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 Euclid Books and Articles - Research Euclid at Questia Online Library
Although Euclid's system no longer satisfies modern requirements of logical rigor, its importance in influencing the direction and method of the development of mathematics is undisputed.
One consequence of the critical examination of Euclid's system was the discovery in the early 19th cent.
Euclids Proof by Exhaustion 37...regard to the right-angled triangle Euclid I, 47 commonly referred to as the theorem of Pythagoras.
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 Free Essays - Euclids Facts
Euclid was born about 365 BC in Alexandria, Egypt and died about 300 BC.
Euclid was best known for his treatise on geometry (The Elements).
Euclid's most famous work is his treatise on geometry called The Elements.
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 Euclid's Elements in Greek   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Euclid's Elements is by far the most famous mathematical work of classical antiquity, and also has the distinction of being the world's oldest continuously used mathematical textbook.
Most of the theorems appearing in Euclid's Elements were not discovered by Euclid himself, but were the work of earlier Greek mathematicians such as Pythagoras (and his school), Hippocrates of Chios, Theaetetus, and Eudoxus of Cnidos.
However, Euclid is generally credited with arranging these theorems in a logical manner, so as to demonstrate (admittedly, not always with the rigour demanded by modern mathematics) that they necessarily follow from five simple axioms.
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 The Rediscovery of Euclid's Elements | Science and Its Times: 700-1449
Euclid was a Greek mathematician who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, around 300 B.C., and founded the first school of mathematics there.
Euclid's work was also brought to India by the Muslims, returning the mathematical boost the Hindus had given them with their arithmetic and algebraic techniques.
The Elements was commonly used as a geometry textbook until the dawn of the twentieth century.
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 Al-Jawhari at AllExperts
Commentary on Euclid's Elements is almost the same work described by Nasir al-din al-Tusi (although al-Tusi gives a slightly different title for al-Jawhari's work: Emendation of the Elements).
In the short treatise al-Jawhari presents three additions to Book V of Euclid's Elements, which are meant prove Definition 5 which defines equal ratio, and Definition 7 which defines greater ratio.
Al-Jawhari's "proofs" are examples of early attempts by Muslim mathematicians to understand the difficult concepts in Euclid's Elements.
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 Gresham College | Search Lectures and Events
Notice that, in Euclid, it is a theorem concerning the areas of squares it is not an algebraic result, that a2 + b2 = c2 for the sides a, b and c of a right-angled triangle.
Euclid concludes the Elements by proving that the only possible regular solids are the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron there can be no more.
Euclids Elements was warmly received, and quickly replaced all its predecessors and competitors.
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 Euclid's Elements, Euclid
Euclid belonged to the persuasion of Plato and was at home in this philosophy; and this is why he thought the goal of the Elements as a whole to be the construction of the so-called Platonic figures.
Euclid also wrote other books which no longer exist but were mentioned by later writers.
The text of Heath's translation of Euclid's Elements is also available on-line at the Perseus Project at Tuft's University starting with the first definition of book I.
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 Pappus of Alexandria - Crystalinks
Pappus also wrote commentaries on Euclids Elements (of which fragments are preserved in Proclus and the Scholia, while that on the tenth Book has been found in an Arabic MS.), and on Ptolemy's Apuovtth.
Pappus then enumerates works of Euclid, Apollonius, Aristaeus and Eratosthenes, thirty-three books in all, the substance of which he intends to give, with the lemmas necessary for their elucidation.
With the mention of the Porisms of Euclid we have an account of the relation of porism to theorem and problem.
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A proof of one of Euclids theorems in verse, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
This dynamically illustrated edition of Euclids Elements includes 13 books on plane geometry, geometric and abstract algebra, number theory, incommensurables, and solid geometry.
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 Point Within a Circle | Freemasonry
Euclid wrote: “Let angle ABC be inscribed in the semi-circle ABC; that is, let AC be a diameter and let the vertex B lie on the circumference; then angle ABC is a right angle”.
Although presented in Euclids’ Elements and provided with a proof formulated by Euclid, it was the Greek Philosopher, Astronomer, and Mathematician Thales of Miletus[viii] (ca.
A narrative description of this technique is that given a circle with two parallel tangents, and a third tangent drawn randomly to the circle which intersects both of the two parallel tangents, a right angle may be constructed by connecting the center point of the circle to the points at which the tangents intersect.
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Euclid offers a wide range of kilns for glass fusing and texturing.
Heating elements are supported on or in tubes, away from the insulation, to provide optimum radiation.
More about Euclid vertical lift kilns: The fiber module construction uses ceramic fiber modules in the roof and sides, with coiled wire heating elements supported in quartz tubes.
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Pythagoras' theorem, one of the most famous geometric proofs, is in fact due to Euclid: it is stated as proposition 47 in Book I. Euclid was studied as part of the arts degree in the medieval curriculum.
The course consisted primarily of philosophy, particularly drawing upon the works of Aristotle; to begin, the students would study logic and rhetoric before progressing to mathematics, arithmetic and geometry, the physical sciences such as astronomy and optics, and ethics.
Euclid was the fundamental text in the study of geometry, although only the first six books were usually required.
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 DNK Amazon Store :: Euclid's Elements
But Euclids work is divine for its utter simplicity and development from the simple fundamentals carefully building and choosing the geometric topics to the more accomplished and advanced geometric Scholiums.
Of course Euclid's Elements, to my mind, ranks as one of the majesterial achievements of the human mind.
Euclid, he said, is far more than geometry.
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 The Thirteen Books of Euclids Elements, Books 1 and 2
It is difficult to argue with the fact that Euclid stands as one of the founding figures of mathematics.
Euclids 13 books cover an enormous swath of math, from planar geometry to trignometry to irrational numbers and root finding to 3D geometry.
But if youre interested in the history and influence of Euclids Elements, this is the edition to read.
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 obtuse angled Euclids Elements Book II Proposition 12
In obtuse-angled triangles the square on the side opposite the obtuse angle is greater than the sum of the squares on the sides containing the obtuse angle by twice the rectangle contained by one...
Euclids Elements Book I Definitions 20 and 21 Further, of trilateral figures, a right-angled triangle is that which has a right angle, an obtuse-angled triangle that which has an obtuse angle, and an acute-angled triangle that which has its three
Euclid Further, of trilateral figures, a right-angled triangle is that which has a right angle, an obtuse-angled triangle that which has an obtuse angle, and an acute-angled triangle that which has its three
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 Euclid's Elements
I have just received my hardcover copy of 'Euclid's Elements' and must say that Green Lion Press is to be congratulated on having given us, not only an accurate and uncluttered student-friendly edition of Euclid, but a book that in terms of its physical makeup is truly splendid.
Newton read Euclid's Elementals to learn geometry in one year and had developed his own mathematics called calculus.
But Euclids work is divine for its utter simplicity and development from the simple fundamentals carefully building and choosing the geometric topics to the more accomplished and advanced geometric Scholiums.
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 euclids fifth postulate postulate - OneLook Dictionary Search
Euclid In geometry, the parallel postulate, also called euclids fifth postulate since it is the fifth postulate in euclids elements, is a distinctive axiom For more info, click on this link, EHandler
Euclidean geometry Euclids text Euclids Elements is an early systematic treatment of this kind of geometry.
web.umr.edu self-evidence had not been assumed, namely the fifth postulate of euclid is a two-dimensional geometric structure that satisfies all of euclids axioms except the parallel postulate.
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 AbeBooks: Search Results - Barrow and Euclids Elements
EUCLID] Euclide's Elements; The whole fifteen books compendiously demonstrated by Mr.
This is the first edition of Barrow's Euclid in English (first Latin edition, 1655).
After the Billingsley (1570) and Rudd (1651) editions, Barrow's was the third English Euclid.
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But now mathematics is making a comeback in a new avatar, totally shedding the image of the world as a cosmic clock with unchanging laws.
Euclids’ The Elements forms the basis of modern geometry
And all its elements are self-organising and inter-connected, where the whole is more than the sum of its components.
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