Hyperbolic geometry

Overview

In mathematics

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, meaning that the parallel postulate

of Euclidean geometry

is replaced. The parallel postulate in Euclidean geometry is equivalent to the statement that, in two dimensional space, for any given line

Mathematics

Mathematics is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proofs, which are arguments sufficient to convince other mathematicians of their validity...

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**hyperbolic geometry**(also called**Lobachevskian geometry**or**Bolyai**

-Lobachevskian geometry) is a non-Euclidean geometryJános Bolyai

János Bolyai was a Hungarian mathematician, known for his work in non-Euclidean geometry.Bolyai was born in the Transylvanian town of Kolozsvár , then part of the Habsburg Empire , the son of Zsuzsanna Benkő and the well-known mathematician Farkas Bolyai.-Life:By the age of 13, he had mastered...

-Lobachevskian geometry

Non-Euclidean geometry

Non-Euclidean geometry is the term used to refer to two specific geometries which are, loosely speaking, obtained by negating the Euclidean parallel postulate, namely hyperbolic and elliptic geometry. This is one term which, for historical reasons, has a meaning in mathematics which is much...

, meaning that the parallel postulate

Parallel postulate

In geometry, the parallel postulate, also called Euclid's fifth postulate because it is the fifth postulate in Euclid's Elements, is a distinctive axiom in Euclidean geometry...

of Euclidean geometry

Euclidean geometry

Euclidean geometry is a mathematical system attributed to the Alexandrian Greek mathematician Euclid, which he described in his textbook on geometry: the Elements. Euclid's method consists in assuming a small set of intuitively appealing axioms, and deducing many other propositions from these...

is replaced. The parallel postulate in Euclidean geometry is equivalent to the statement that, in two dimensional space, for any given line

*R*and point*P*not on*R*, there is exactly one line through*P*that does not intersect*R*; i.e., that is parallel to*R*.Unanswered Questions

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