• The King of Infinite Space

  • Euclid and His Elements
  • By: David Berlinski
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over 2,000 years, geometry has been equated with Euclid's Elements, arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics. In The King of Infinite Space, renowned mathematics writer David Berlinski provides a concise homage to this elusive mathematician and his staggering achievements. Berlinski shows that, for centuries, scientists and thinkers from Copernicus to Newton to Einstein have relied on Euclid's axiomatic system, a method of proof still taught in classrooms around the world. Euclid's use of elemental logic - and the mathematical statements he and others built from it - have dramatically expanded the frontiers of human knowledge.

©2013 David Berlinski (P)2013 Tantor

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proof of the proof

Another verse in a long line. Well spoken colorful ideas. Beautiful constructions.

if Euclid was a set of one and the rambling brambling scrambling that Euclid executes to execute ideas are a waste of time there would be no list of terms to be associated with non sense ideas such as no thing = 0 rather than an idea of a complete set. aka the complete set defined by the complete set of sets 3.14159 {π}∆π or there about s.

thought experiment
{π}π{π} three pies nice
πππππ see how they run
if 0 is the complete set as in
0123456789
10
where 1 is the counter and 0 is the complete set 10
then
100 is how many complete sets of complete sets.

if that gives you a headache, take a 3.14159
Advil or your favorite hemlock and do not imagine that we used to know we were a base 3.14159 system before we became a base some 3.14259 multiple of us.