# Euclidean geometry and physical space

@article{Rowe2006EuclideanGA, title={Euclidean geometry and physical space}, author={D. Rowe}, journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer}, year={2006}, volume={28}, pages={51-59} }

It takes a good deal of historical imagination to picture the kinds of debates that accompanied the slow process, which ultimately led to the acceptance of non-Euclidean geometries little more than a century ago. The difficulty stems mainly from our tendency to think of geometry as a branch of pure mathematics rather than as a science with deep empirical roots, the oldest natural science so to speak. For many of us, there is a natural tendency to think of geometry in idealized, Platonic terms… Expand

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