Monday, May 7, 2012

Euclid lived in Egypt

Euclid of Alexandria, one of the greatest mathemeticians of this era, lived and died in Egypt.  There is no suggestion that he every left Africa.
Euclid's fame rests above all on his Elements, containing 13 books and 465 propositions.  The logical arrangement of this work is so masterful, that the Elements has dominated the teaching of Geometry for 2,000 years.
- Mathematics and Engineering in the Nile Valley by Beatrice Lumpkin


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