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Euclid's Elements

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The frontispiece o Sir Henry Billingsley's first Inglis version o Euclid's Elements, 1570
LeidAuncient Greek
SubjectEuclidean geometry, elementar nummer theory, incommensurable lines
Genretreatise Edit this on Wikidata
Publication datec. 300 BC
Pages13 beuks

The Elements (Ancient Greek: Στοιχεῖα Stoicheia) is a mathematical treatise consistin o 13 beuks attributit tae the auncient Greek mathematician Euclid in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Egyp c. 300 BC.


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