/ October 18, 2020 / Heike Bielek
What is Geometry

The Ultimate Guide to Geometry

Geometry is the study of numbers in space. The word originates from the Ancient Greeks which translates into ?Geo? meaning ?earth? and ?metron?, measurement. Alongside Arithmetic, pure number, it is one of the oldest branches of mathematics that studies the sizes, shapes, positions angles and dimensions of objects.

In school, we learn geometry to measure the length, area, and volume of different 2D shapes (length and width) such as circles, triangles, squares or in 3D space (length, width & height), auch as spheres & cubes. Rooted in the Quadrivium of the 7 liberal Arts of Ancient Greece, geometry was almost exclusively devoted to Euclidean geometry until the 19th century. Today, geometry has been developed into many different branches:

  1. ?Types of Geometry
    1. Algebraic Geometry
    2. Discrete Geometry
    3. Differential Geometry
    4. Complex Geometry
    5. Computational Geometry
    6. Euclidean Geometry
    7. Convex Geometry
    8. Geometric Group theory
    9. Topology
  2. History
  3. Axioms
Why learn Geometry?

A student of geometry is called a geometer, which primarily provides fundamental skills in logical and problem-solving thinking and analytical reasoning. It is a practical study, where drawing compass and ruler,, angles and calculator are essential tools to explore its essence. It is often used in mathematics, architecture, engineering and art.

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Heike Bielek

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