Cartesian Geometry

The use of coordinates (such as Cartesian coordinates) in the study of geometry. Cartesian geometry is named after René Descartes (Bell 1986, p. 48), although Descartes may have been anticipated by Fermat (Coxeter and Greitzer 1967, p. 31).

See also

Analytic Geometry, Cartesian, Cartesian Coordinates, Cartesian Plane

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Bell, E. T. Men of Mathematics. New York: Simon and Schuster, p. 48, 1986.Coxeter, H. S. M. and Greitzer, S. L. Geometry Revisited. Washington, DC: Math. Assoc. Amer., p. 31, 1967.

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