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Unformatted text preview: Should we be impressed? Eect on Pythagoreans? Sign over the entrance to Platos Academy: Let no ungeometrical person enter. Eudoxus Theory of proportion Method of Exhaustion: Indirectly lets us ascertain volume by approximation. Euclid Elements Miscellaneous Oldest extant manuscript: 4th century AD? With few exceptions, the individual results are not original to Euclid, but the organization probably is. Intended as a textbook, not a research monograph. Not intended to contain all known results. Elements in the sense of fundamental, not in the sense of simple and uncomplicated. Synthetic rather than analytic . Superlatives Eves: No work, except the Bible, has been more widely used, edited, or studied, and probably no work has exercised a greater inuence on scientic thinking. Over 1000 editions irst printed in 1482...
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