Axiom

Math Online Tom Circle

Axiom ( Greek ): meant request . The reader is requested to accept the axioms unquestioningly as the rules of the game.

Euclid’s “Element” built the whole Geometry with only 5 axioms.
The 5th axiom “Parallel line” was not challenged for 3,000 years until 19th CE Gauss & Riemann developed the Non-Euclidian Geometry.

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