Little is know about Euclid, the father of geometry. Records show that he lived somewhere around 300 B.C. He was a Greek mathematician and is probably best known for his work Elements. Since little is known about the personal life of Euclid, it is difficult to do a biography on him.

His chief work, entitled Elements, is a comprehensive essay on mathematics. It includes 13 volumes that entail such subjects as plane geometry, dealing with the properties of flat surfaces and of planar figures, such as the triangle; proportion in general, a particular kind of relation between groups of numbers or quantities; the properties of numbers; incommensurable magnitudes; and solid geometry, branch of geometry that deals with the properties and measurement of geometric figures in three-dimensional space. Some people say that the geometrical sections of Elements were actually rearrangements of Exodus previous work. However Euclid himself is said to have made several discoveries in his Number Theory, which is a branch of mathematics that deals with the properties and relationships of numbers.

Most historians believe Euclid was educated at Athens. His teachers may have included pupils of Plato, who was a philosopher and one of the most influential thinkers in Western philosophy. Euclid thought geometry in Alexandria and opened a school of mathematics there. He also wrote Data, which was a collection of geometrical theorems; Phenomena, a description of the heavens; and The Division of the Scale, which is a mathematical discussion of music. But yet again many historians believe many of these works (other than the Elements) were spuriously credited to him, others disagree and say that indeed his works are that of his own.

Euclid's Elements was used as a text for 2000 years, and even today a modified version of its first few books forms the basis of high school instruction in plane geometry. The first printed edition of Euclid's works was a translation from...

...HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
The history of mathematics is nearly as old as humanity itself. Since antiquity, mathematics has been fundamental to advances in science, engineering, and philosophy. It has evolved from simple counting, measurement and calculation, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects, through the application of abstraction, imagination and logic, to the broad, complex and often abstract discipline we know...

...History of mathematics
A proof from Euclid's Elements, widely considered the most influential textbook of all time.[1]
The area of study known as the history of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the origin of discoveries in mathematics and, to a lesser extent, an investigation into the mathematical methods and notation of the past.
Before the modern age and the worldwide spread of knowledge, written examples of new mathematical...

...Geometry was throughly organized in about 300 B.C, when the Greek mathematician, Euclid gathered what was known at the time; added original book of his ownand arranged 465 propositions into 13 books called Elements.
Geometry is the mathematics of space and shape, which is the basis of all things that exist. Understanding geometry is necessary step by understanding how the things in our world exist. The applications of...

...wanted to study Isaac Newton. But Mr. Corby wouldn’t let me do this. So I was given a less cool mathematician, Euclid.
Euclid was a Greek mathematician, and was often considered the “father of geometry.” He was born around 330 BC, and he got his training at Plato’s Academy in Athens. He taught mathematics at the Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt. His most celebrated accomplishment was his drafting of Elements, a volume of 13 works that compiled general...

... 2. Quadrilateral
3. Pentagon
4. Hexagon
5. Heptagon
6. Octagon
7. Nonagon
8. Decagon
9. Dodecagon
10. Tetradecagon
F. Circles
Introduction
"Geometry," meaning "measuring the earth," is the branch of math that has to do with spatial relationships. In other words, geometry is a type of math used to measure things that are impossible to measure with devices. For example, no one has been able take a tape measure around the...

...Euclidean GeometryGeometry was thoroughly organized in about 300 BC, when the Greek
mathematician Euclid gathered what was known at the time, added original work of
his own, and arranged 465 propositions into 13 books, called 'Elements'. The
books covered not only plane and solid geometry but also much of what is now
known as algebra, trigonometry, and advanced arithmetic.
Through the ages, the propositions have been rearranged,...

...The evolution of mathematics might be seen as an ever-increasing series of abstractions, or alternatively an expansion of subject matter. The first abstraction, which is shared by many animals,[19] was probably that of numbers: the realization that a collection of two apples and a collection of two oranges (for example) have something in common, namely quantity of their members.Evidenced by tallies found on bone, in addition to recognizing how to count physical objects,...

...Euclid “Father of Geometry”
Euclid is a Greek mathematician. He was also known as Euclid of Alexandria, “The Father of Geometry”. Little is known of his life other than the fact that he taught at Alexandria, being associated with the school that grew up there in the late 4th century B.C. It is believed that he taught at Plato's academy in Athens, Greece. Most history states that he was a kind, patient, and fair man. One story that exposes...

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