Class 9 Maths Euclid Geometry Book: The Elements by Euclid

Book: The Elements by Euclid:

Euclid complied the “The elements” in 300 BC. He divided “the elements” into 13 chapters, each chapter called a book. It is the second most printed book in the world after bible.

Euclids Method

  1. Assumes small set of axioms to be true
  2. Deduce theorems using Axioms

Although many Euclid’s results had been states by earlier Mathematicians, Euclid was first to show how these proposition could fit into a comprehensive deduction & logical system. The Elements begin with plane geometry. It goes into solid Geometry of 3D. Algebra is also explained using geometrical language. This book is a collection of definition, Postulates, theorems & Proofs.  Success of this book is primarily due to its logical presentation of most of the mathematical knowledge available to Euclid.

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