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Tell me everything you know about Euklid, Pythagoras etcetera. I'm about to begin reading about greek algebra used in calculating geometric figures. After reading I'm going to write a 15-20 pages report.

So any kind of introduction would be awesome, I'm primarily interested in Euklid and how the theories at that time are important in math today.

ps. sorry for the bad english, I'm tired, made a 300 words spanish assignment and I'm not a native. Be nice, it's my first time.

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closed as not a real question by Eric Naslund, Willie Wong Apr 23 '11 at 16:16

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Vol. 1 of Bourbaki's General Topology has a note on the concept of magnitude in Greek geometry. –  Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya Oct 13 '10 at 23:01
This question/request seems a little too broad for this site. Maybe you could think of specific things you would like to know or have questions over? Have you done any research of your own yet? Where did you look and what did you find? What have you read that you would like to know more about? If you don't have any specific questions yet maybe you should just ask for some good references on the subject and retag as reference/request. Any question that begins with "Tell me everything you know about..." is probably not specific enough for this site. –  jericson Oct 14 '10 at 1:41
Removed [algebraic-geometry] tag: the phrase doesn't mean what you think it means. In response to the question itself, What is the context/purpose of the report? I assume it's for school -- is there a specific angle you'd like to take? What do the teachers expect? And what do you already know? Are you reading the Elements? –  Paul VanKoughnett Oct 14 '10 at 3:46
You might want to look at "Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries, Development and History", by Marvin Jay Greenberg. –  jake Oct 14 '10 at 4:56
Please do not begin questions with an imperative. –  Rasmus Oct 14 '10 at 15:05

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I would first really grasp his elements to add math into your report.

Just for fun check out how many postage stamps were done in his name around the world.

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-1 for Fun. Now, what I want is, Facts. –  Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya Oct 22 '10 at 4:18
She linked to the Elements... I'd say that's factual... Looking through it, it's a pretty great annotation, too. –  Paul VanKoughnett Oct 22 '10 at 4:37
Elements is the most factual and biggest contribution to our field. The site I linked first was used as example and study for my classes in the past. Check it out. The fun was just to really see how even in today's society we still are in awe of his gift he had for math. –  Jessica Oct 22 '10 at 12:57

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