Who Invented Geometry?


It is mistakenly said that geometry was invented or formalized by the ancient Greeks about 4,000 years ago, but before them were the Minoans, Egyptians, Sumerians, Indus Valley, Chinese, Phoenicians and even the builders of the megaliths who all left clear geometric fingerprints in their greatest constructions. The Greeks were however the first to have offered geometry to the public at large.
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Its first known appearance was in the early 20th century. A man named Herman Minkowski proposed the idea while stuying euclid's postulates.
Geometry was thoroughly organized in about 300 BC, when the Greek mathematician
It seems that in the 1820s or thereabout, Gauss, Janos Bolyai, and Lobachevski all independently explored what would happen to Euclidean geometry if the parallel postulate were modified
Although Euclid became famous through his mathematical works, details on his life remain elusive. He lived after Plato (428-348 BC) and before Archimedes of Syracuse (287-212 BC)
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Who Invented Geometry?
The invention of geometry is unclear, but the Mesopotamian people and the Ancient Egyptians recorded geometry as early as 3000 B.C. Understand the history of geometry with instructions from a college-level math teacher in this free video on geometry.... More »
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Basic geometry has been around since about 3000 BC. The Greek mathematician Euclid is the first known person to undertake a systematic study of geometry, which he did around 300 BC.
Geometry was invented by Euclid after he had information that was complied as far back as 300 BC. Euclid was a Greek mathematician, and even thought it was so long ago that geometry cam to be it still is used to this day. You can find more information here: http://library.thinkquest.org/C006354/history.html
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