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What is the contribution of Euclid to the development of geometry?


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September 11, 2015 3:06AM

For his major study, Elements, Euclid collected the work of many mathematicians who preceded him. Among these were Hippocrates of Chios, Theudius, Theaetetus, and Eudoxus. Euclid's vital contribution was to gather, compile, organize, and rework the mathematical concepts of his predecessors into a consistent whole, later to become known as Euclidean geometry.

More: Euclid's Elements is the basis of geometry taught in schools today, more than 2000 years after it was written.