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  1. #1 Geometry 
    Forum Masters Degree thyristor's Avatar
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    I think that the axioms of the classic geometry are quite bad. If you're going to be able to construct something practically, how do you construct a straight line.
    I consider that the only thing that you can create for sure is a compasser.
    So you need a method, as I see it, to define a straight line fro a compasser.
    Does anybody share my opinion or have a solution?


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    It depends on what you want to do with geometry. If you want to make statements about geometric shapes, then the axioms of geometry are pretty good. If you want to build a bridge, you've got a lot more constraints to work with. You can design your bridge just using the axioms of geometry, but there's no telling whether you can build it or if it'll be sturdy.


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