# Definition:Geometry/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Geometry

The Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt in about $450$ BCE and reported that the annual flooding of the Nile would wipe out all the boundaries between fields.

It is suggested that the discipline of **geometry** may have arisen there, from the need for the rulers to re-establish those boundaries subsequently.

## Sources

- 1952: T. Ewan Faulkner:
*Projective Geometry*(2nd ed.) ... (next): Chapter $1$: Introduction: The Propositions of Incidence: $1.1$: Historical Note - 1992: Frederick W. Byron, Jr. and Robert W. Fuller:
*Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics*... (previous) ... (next): Volume One: Chapter $1$ Vectors in Classical Physics: $1.1$ Geometric and Algebraic Definitions of a Vector - 1992: George F. Simmons:
*Calculus Gems*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {B}.1$: The Pythagorean Theorem