Three Flaws in Euclids Elements

Three Flaws in Euclids Elements - , were assumed to be true...

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THREE FLAWS in the Axiom System in Euclid’s “Elements” 1) Euclid did not begin with a set of undefined terms. 2) Some statements, not listed postulates
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Unformatted text preview: , were assumed to be true without proof. 3) Euclid sometimes used diagrams or drawings to substitute for valid logical argument in his proofs....
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2010 for the course MATH modern geo taught by Professor Shirley during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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