By Francis Borceux

ISBN-10: 3319017330

ISBN-13: 9783319017334

Focusing methodologically on these historic features which are correct to helping instinct in axiomatic techniques to geometry, the booklet develops systematic and sleek ways to the 3 center features of axiomatic geometry: Euclidean, non-Euclidean and projective. traditionally, axiomatic geometry marks the beginning of formalized mathematical job. it really is during this self-discipline that the majority traditionally recognized difficulties are available, the ideas of that have resulted in quite a few shortly very energetic domain names of analysis, specially in algebra. the popularity of the coherence of two-by-two contradictory axiomatic structures for geometry (like one unmarried parallel, no parallel in any respect, numerous parallels) has resulted in the emergence of mathematical theories in response to an arbitrary procedure of axioms, a necessary function of latest mathematics.

This is an interesting booklet for all those that educate or research axiomatic geometry, and who're drawn to the background of geometry or who are looking to see a whole evidence of 1 of the well-known difficulties encountered, yet now not solved, in the course of their stories: circle squaring, duplication of the dice, trisection of the perspective, building of normal polygons, development of types of non-Euclidean geometries, and so forth. It additionally offers countless numbers of figures that help intuition.

Through 35 centuries of the background of geometry, detect the beginning and keep on with the evolution of these leading edge rules that allowed humankind to enhance such a lot of features of up to date arithmetic. comprehend some of the degrees of rigor which successively confirmed themselves during the centuries. Be surprised, as mathematicians of the nineteenth century have been, while gazing that either an axiom and its contradiction may be selected as a legitimate foundation for constructing a mathematical idea. go through the door of this tremendous global of axiomatic mathematical theories!

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