## The First and Second Books of Euclid, Explained to Beginners |

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This is the worst translation on the great work of Euclid I have read....The author being a BA student, explains things in such a way that he gives the reader the impression that he is better than Euclid...And some of the basic definitions given by Euclid are altered based on the author's convinience which are erroneous...I have read the other translations by authors such as Heath and Howard which are far close to the original text of Euclid..In short, its better to stay away from a book which gives you misleading information on, well, everything Euclid said...Worst author who self brags about himself...

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A C and C B A F is equal axiom beginner bisected centre Consequently diagonal draw a straight Edition equal in area equal respectively equal to twice equilateral Euclid exterior _ exterior angle Fcap figure finite right line follows formed given finite right given line given point given rectilineal given straight line gnomon greater half a right interior and opposite isosceles Join the points join two given Latin length less Let A B line A B line C D line D E linear units lines are parallel magnitudes meeting the line opposite sides parallelogram point F Post proof Prop proposition prove this proposition rectangle contained right _ right angles side A C side D E square straight line meets suppose three sides triangle unequal

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