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# Euclid's Elements

Green Lion Press has prepared a new one-volume edition of T.L. Heath's translation of the thirteen books of Euclid's

*Elements*. In keeping with Green Lion's design commitment, diagrams have been placed on every spread for convenient reference while working through the proofs; running heads on every page indicate both Euclid's book number and proposition numbers for that pag ...morePaperback, 499 pages

Published
January 1st 2002
by Green Lion Press
(first published -290)

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Mar 03, 2015
Huda Aweys
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مبدئيا الرياضيات علم ممتع جدا .. و الهندسة بالذات بيني و بينها حكاية عشق قديم :) و حقيقي مستمتعة جدا و انا باقرأ الكتاب دا

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بيقولك :)

الهندسة علم موضوعه قياس المقادير ، و المقدار هو كل ما له واحد من ثلاثة أشياء وهي ... طول و عرض و عمق

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بسم الله :)... (عناصر إقليدس) أو (أصول إقليدس) أو (الأصول الهندسية) أو (اصول الهندسة) :) ! .. لـ إقليدس اللي كان معلم العلوم التعليمية في مدرسة الإسكندرية ، ترجمة كرنيليوس فان ديك المستشرق الأمريكي

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بيقولك :)

الهندسة علم موضوعه قياس المقادير ، و المقدار هو كل ما له واحد من ثلاثة أشياء وهي ... طول و عرض و عمق

رابط التحميل و القراءة المباشرة :

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This book is good, and people with cerebral cortexes know that.

For reference, one person who gave it one star gave Allan Moore's "Watchmen" "graphic novel" (read: comic book) 4 stars.

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If this book is not perfection, I am not sure what perfection entails.

The Elements is one of the ten most important, if not best, books ever written. There is no better course in deductive logic, much less geometry.

This is a statement I believe more strongly as I experience more of Euclid's propositions for myself. Before encountering Euclid, I had never considered mathematics to be something beautiful. Now, however, the sheer logical clarity with which Euclid attempts to grapple with the principles of the world around him actually brings tears to my eyes. From how he uses the idea of equality as a foundation for everything else to how he p ...more

*Elements*is one of the oldest surviving works of mathematics, and the very oldest that uses an axiomatic framework. As such, it is a landmark in the history of Western thought, and has proven so enduring that the

*Elements*has been used nearly continuously since being written, only recently falling out of favor.

Not much is known about Euclid, other than that he must have been an unparalleled genius. Nothing about his personality can be gleaned from this book either, other than that he wa ...more

Euclid invites the modern reader to rethink what a book is, and how we might have related to math differently as a child in school if The Elements had been our textbooks. What are the elements that the title refers to? What are the complexes that the elements make up?

You cannot just read this book, I would suggest demonstrating the proofs one by one on a board in front of peers, then discussing each one.

I have read a lot of books, this book is the most in ...more

Euclid's Elements is the foundation of geometry and number theory. There is no long-winded explanation; instead, from a set of 23 definitions, 5 postulates, and 5 common notions, Euclid lays out 13 books of geometrical proofs. In each proof, he asserts a mathematical truth or asserts that a geometrical construction i ...more

Often called the Father of Geometry, Euclid was a Greek mathematician living during the reign of Ptolemy I around 300 BC. Within his foundational textbook "Elements," Euclid presents the results of earlier mathematicians and includes many of his own theories in a systematic, concise book that utilized meticulous proofs and a brief set of axioms to solidify his deductions. In addition to its easily referenced geometry, "Elements" also includes number theory and other mathematical considerations.

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Okay, so Euclid is hugely important because he more or less originated the idea of a closed, axiomatic system of thought, the sort of thing that would go on to influence people like Vico and Spinoza, not to mention pretty much every mathematician who ever lived. Reading the Elements is about as exciting as reading a cookbook. You start with these parts, mix them together in this way, and get this whole. This way of thinking is probably too heavily ingrained into our mindsets after all these mill
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I enjoyed the "thrill of recognition" as I saw the "givens" I used in working my proofs way back in my High School geometry class. They are "given" becaus ...more

This is an easily-navigated book of Euclid's

propositions I lacked access to in my youth but enjoyed reading as an adult.

Going "back to the basics" is not only a reminiscent activity for this nostalgic reader -- it is way to read new understanding into a subject I never truly understood. Now, to find something similar for dialectical method?

May 31, 2014
Dale Bryant
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One of the recommend "great" books.

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Euclid (Ancient Greek: Εὐκλείδης Eukleidēs -- "Good Glory", ca. 365-275 BC) also known as Euclid of Alexandria, was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry". He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I (323–283 BC). His

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*Stoicheia (Elements)*is a 13-volume exploration all corners of mathematics, based on the works of, inter alia, Aristotle, Eudoxus of Cnidu ...more## Share This Book

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