Word Cloud of Geometry
Geometry "Earth-measuring" is a branch
of mathematics concerned with questions
of shape, size, relative position of
figures, and the properties of space.
Geometry is one of the oldest
mathematical sciences. Initially a body
of practical knowledge concerning
lengths, areas, and volumes, in the 3rd
century BC geometry was put into an
axiomatic form by Euclid, whose
treatment—Euclidean geometry—set a
standard for many centuries to follow.
Archimedes developed ingenious
techniques for calculating areas and
volumes, in many ways anticipating
modern integral calculus. The field of
astronomy, especially mapping the
positions of the stars and planets on
the celestial sphere and describing the
relationship between movements of
celestial bodies, served as an important
source of geometric problems during the
next one and a half millennia.
The introduction of coordinates by René Descartes and the concurrent development of algebra marked a new stage for geometry, since geometric figures, such as plane curves, could now be represented analytically, i.e., with functions and equations. This played a key role in the emergence of infinitesimal calculus in the 17th century. Furthermore, the theory of perspective showed that there is more to geometry than just the metric properties of figures: perspective is the origin of projective geometry. The subject of geometry was further enriched by the study of intrinsic structure of geometric objects that originated with Euler and Gauss and led to the creation of topology and differential geometry.
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