Origin of EuclidClassical Latin Euclides from Classical Greek Eukleid?s
The Greek mathematician Euclid.
Euclid was a Greek mathematician known for his contributions to geometry.
An example of Euclid is the man who wrote the book Elements.
fl. 300 ; Gr. mathematician: author of a basic work in geometry
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Origin of Euclidso named (after Euclid) by its surveyors
Third century BC
Greek mathematician who applied the deductive principles of logic to geometry, thereby deriving statements from clearly defined axioms. His Elements remained influential as a geometry textbook until the 19th century.
bce fl. 300
Greek mathematician whose book, Elements, was used continuously until the 19th century. In it he organized and systematized all that was known about geometry. Euclid's systematic use of deductions and axioms was widely regarded as a model working method and influenced mathematicians and scientists for over two thousand years.
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From Ancient Greek Εὐκλείδης (Eukleidēs).
- Plutarch, however, states the method in a form requiring the knowledge of Euclid vi.
- He also studied the first six books of Euclid and some algebra, besides reading a considerable quantity of Hebrew and learning the Odes of Horace by heart.
- At the age of eight he began Latin, Euclid, and algebra, and was appointed schoolmaster to the younger children of the family.
- His introduction to Euclid took place accidentally in 1629 (Aubrey's Lives, p. 604).
- Dodgson periodically published mathematical works - An Elementary Treatise on Determinants (1867); Euclid, Book V., proved Algebraically (1874); Euclid and his Modern Rivals (1879), the work on which his reputation as a mathematician largely rests; and Curiosa Mathematica (1888).