Traditionally, the subject is divided into two main branches:
Also known as
Analytic geometry is also sometimes referred to as:
- Coordinate geometry
- Cartesian geometry
- Analytical geometry
There exists a story that he first invented it while watching a fly crawling across the ceiling while he was lying in bed in the morning.
- Results about analytic geometry can be found here.
- 1952: T. Ewan Faulkner: Projective Geometry (2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $1.1$: Historical Note
- 1989: Ephraim J. Borowski and Jonathan M. Borwein: Dictionary of Mathematics ... (previous) ... (next): Entry: analytic geometry
- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry: analytic geometry