Euclid's puzzling parallel postulate - Jeff Dekofsky
Mar 26, 2013 | TEDEducation
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known as the "Father of Geometry," developed several of modern
geometry's most enduring theorems--but what can we make of his
mysterious fifth postulate, the parallel postulate? Jeff Dekofsky shows
us how mathematical minds have put the postulate to the test and led to
larger questions of how we understand mathematical principles.
Lesson by Jeff Dekofsky, animation by The Leading Sheep Studios.