關於解析幾何的創建


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在所有數學創作中,使用圖形描述平面和3D空間的一種在我看來是最奇怪的。我的頭幾乎不承認空間可以用三個數字表示。

如果我沒記錯的話,那一切都始於笛卡爾。笛卡爾坐標軸和解析幾何都是由笛卡爾創建的,儘管我從未找到關於它是如何開始的任何派生或簡短的解釋。

是否有關於數學歷史的書,其中有很好的解釋?

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See :

For the origins of "cartesian" axes, see also the post : Cartesian coordinate system in Newton's work as well as the post : When do we see for the first time the use of the Cartesian plane ?


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The anecdote is like this, but how accurate it is seems questionable.

While at La Flèche, Descartes suffered health problems and because of this, his teachers allowed Descartes to stay in bed for most of the morning. ... The story goes that one day when Descartes was in bed, he noticed a fly crawling around on the ceiling. He tried to think of ways to describe where the fly was located and realized that he could do so by describing the fly’s position by its distance from each wall.

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Here is the story, for beginning readers.