Essays Tagged: "Euclid"

Euclidean Geometry

e arnt words you wouldnt use, its about 2 pages or so He liked it a lot.Said it had many good pointsEUCLIDEAN GEOMETRYGeometry was thoroughly organized in about 300 BC, when the Greekmathematician Euc ... arlyGreek philosophers asked that no one come to their schools who had not learned the'Elements' of Euclid. There were, and still are, many who resisted this kind of education.It is said that Ptolemy ...

(2 pages) 67 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Proportions of Numbers and Magnitudes

Proportions of Numbers and MagnitudesIn the Elements, Euclid devotes a book to magnitudes (Five), and he devotes a book to numbers (Seven). Both magnitud ... and numbers tell you how many there are. This is cause for differences in comparison among them.Euclid's definition five in Book Five of the Elements states that ' Magnitudes are said to be in the ...

(3 pages) 85 1 4.6 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Greek Contributions to Thought and Science.

nt thought-world. This union of logic with geometry laid the foundations of the Western way of life.Euclid's "Elements," is a comprehensive treatise on geometry, proportions, and the theory of numbers ...

(6 pages) 122 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Critical Analysis "The School of Athens" High Renaissance: Italian (Florentine) "The School of Athens". 1509-11. Wall fresco. Signature room, The Vatican, Rome: Raphael.

sented distinguished Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle (the central figures) Socrates and Euclid. Composition has been ordered brilliantly, clearly revealing his outstanding ability. The pla ...

(2 pages) 18177 4 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Greece and all about thier life styles.

2+b2=c2); this formula is used to calculate the relationship between the sides of a right triangle. Euclid was a Greek mathematician and is often called the father of geometry. He put together, scient ... cally arranged, and wrote portions of the mathematics textbook Elements. Very little is known about Euclid's life. The place and date of his birth are uncertain, though it is known that he taught math ...

(2 pages) 60 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Euclidean Geometry.

Euclidean GeometrySince the beginning of mankind there has always been mathematics and from that, ge ... he most known and hardest working mathematicians were probably Thales, Pythagoras, and the infamous Euclid. In 300 B.C. there was a mathematician from Alexandria called Euclid. He tied all of his most ... . He tied all of his most valuable information into a book called "The Elements". In "The Elements" Euclid stated that there were five basic axioms and from these there could form 465 different theore ...

(4 pages) 64 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

"Cosmic Repulsion" by Stephen Petersen

last semester at Saint Mary's College of California. The book I am referring to is The Elements of Euclid. I notice a resemblance due to the fact that both are full with information and both try to p ...

(5 pages) 30 0 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Pi the Movie

laustrophobic apartment that is wall to wall consumed by his homemade super computer cleverly named Euclid. Cohen, a factual character, who to this day is continuously itching at the wonders of the me ... use of symbolism is commonly used in the movie and plays an important role in the portrayal of Pi. Euclid, his computer, along with Sol, his mentor and only trustee, in a way symbolizes Max's inevita ...

(5 pages) 53 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Euclid: The Math Wiz

Euclid, a Greek Mathematician, is one of the most significant and finest read mathematician of all t ... ry and is thought to be one of greatest Greek mathematicians.Very little is known about the life of Euclid. Both the dates and locations of his birth and death are unidentified. It is thought that he ... e until Ptolemy I asked him to teach at his newly founded university in Alexandria. At this school, Euclid founded the school of mathematics and remained there for the remainder of his life. As a teac ...

(3 pages) 62 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Archemedes by lizz petri

of the world. It is likely that, when he was a young man, Archimedes studied with the followers of Euclid. Many of his ideas seem to correspond with the mathematics developed there. This speculation ...

(2 pages) 34 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

An essay that includes alot of greek contributions to modern western civilization.

vement math and science has trickled down from the generations and into western civilization today. Euclid, a mathematician, is now viewed as the most prominent mathematician of all time. He wrote a b ...

(2 pages) 128 2 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Archimedes- A biography.

world. It is highly likely that, when he was a young man, Archimedes studied with the successors of Euclid in Alexandria. Certainly he was familiar with the mathematics developed there, and he persona ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Biography on the life and achievements of Euclid

EuclidEuclid, an ancient Greek mathematician, once said to a king, "There's no royal road to geometr ... this research paper I will tell you what made him famous and what he did.Very little is known about Euclid's life. One of the reasons is because he gets mixed up with Euclid of Megara, a Socratic phil ... Athens and lived from about 365 to 300 BC. He was educated there by the followers of Pluto.Most of Euclid's work was on geometry. To be more specific, he studied pi, prime numbers, and the number the ...

(3 pages) 43 1 2.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Review of Aristotle's painting

sented distinguished Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle (the central figures) Socrates and Euclid. Composition has been ordered brilliantly, clearly revealing his outstanding ability. The pla ...

(1 pages) 15 0 4.3 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Euclid Of Alexandria

Euclid of Alexandria To describe him as one of the most influential and most widely read mathematici ... e of the most influential and most widely read mathematicians of all times would accurately portray Euclid of Alexandria. His fame comes from his writings, in particular his masterpiece, The Elements, ... ria in Egypt. It is there he is believed to have stayed until the time of his death.All mentions of Euclid describe him as fair, kind, patient, someone who had no problem praising others' work, and so ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers

Euclidian

Euclid was a Greek mathematician, who is often referred to as the father often geometry. He compiled ... cally arranged, and wrote portions of the mathematics textbook Elements. Very little is known about Euclid's life. The place and date of birth of Euclid are uncertain, though it is known that he taugh ... date of birth of Euclid are uncertain, though it is known that he taught mathematics at the museum. Euclid probably studied in Athens and came to Alexandria shortly after 300 b.c. at the invitation of ...

(1 pages) 824 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Nothing is certain

or certain.        Sir Isaac Newton came up with many theories of time and space. Euclid said that there can be a concept of a straight line but Newton said nothing could ever travel ... ry grain of sand on the canvas, nor does he want to. He wants to get the concept of a beach just as Euclid wanted to show the concept of a straight line even though Newton proved it physically impossi ...

(3 pages) 17 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Sir Issac Newton Was A Universal Genesis

book and found that he could not understand the mathematics in it. So he bought Barrow's Edition of Euclid's Elements to teach himself geometry. Newton's aim at Trinity was a law degree, but his fasci ...

(6 pages) 29 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Math

, Sicily. The only time that Archimedes would come out of his house would be to go to his school at Euclid's school in Alexandria. Archimedes father was an Astronomer named Phidias. Archimedes was a g ...

(3 pages) 430 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Euclid & Lobatchevsky

looted seven centuries later, scattering the heritage of Greece to the four winds.Lobatchevsky and Euclid both worked on a not so "self-evident" axiom that through a point in a given plan only one li ... t through a point in a given plan only one line can be drawn parallel to another line on the plane. Euclid defined the axiom as one that could not be proved. Lobatchevsky many years later tried to pro ...

(1 pages) 406 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History