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Analytic Geometry

Historical Development Of Analytic Geometry, Cartesian Coordinate System, Distance Between Two Points, Algebraic Equations Of Lines

Analytic geometry is a branch of mathematics that uses algebraic equations to describe the size and position of geometric figures on a coordinate system. Developed during the seventeenth century, it is also known as Cartesian geometry or coordinate geometry. The use of a coordinate system to relate geometric points to real numbers is the central idea of analytic geometry. By defining each point with a unique set of real numbers, geometric figures such as lines, circles, and conics can be described with algebraic equations. Analytic geometry has found important applications in science and industry alike.

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