ThesaHelp: references cd
Topic: thought is computational
Topic: geometry
Group: mathematics
Topic: naming conventions
Group: philosophy of mathematics
Topic: computational geometry
 
Reference
Descartes, R.,
Geometry, 1641.
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Other Reference
translated by D.E. Smith, M.L. Latham, Open Court publishing Company, 1925.
Quotations
295 ;;Quote: can reduce any problem in geometry to a knowledge of the lengths of certain straight lines
 295+;;Quote: solve a geometric problem by reducing it to a series of n equations in n unknowns
 295+;;Quote: use 'x, y, z' for unknown lengths and 'a, b, c' for known lengths
 297 ;;Quote: an exercise for the reader. The principle benefit of mathematics is training the mind
 317 ;;Quote: measure the angle between curves by the angle between straight lines that are perpendicular to the curves at their point of intersection
 317 ;;Quote: determine an intersection point by its horizontal and vertical distance from straight lines

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