## taming the infinite: chapter 2

Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes, Hypatia, what do these people have in common? Geometry. Traveling back from early Greece, we are forced to view the starting points of geometry with the Greeks, starting with Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans (a cult of mathematicians), we observe how geometry originated and the relevance and importance they pertain to us now a days. All these shapes turned to meaning, they explained several of the mysteries hold by the universe, and can now be appreciated thanks to the discoveries of these people. The chapter turns then to Euclid, naming him the best known Greek geometer, though no the most original mathematician, and we learn the significance of his great contributions to the geometric world. Archimedes apparently the greatest of ancient mathematicians, also made immensely important contributions to geometry. Hypatia, the first woman mathematician, is also mentioned on this chapter, briefly though, as she posses a unique story of her own worth looking into. In short, this chapter tackles the origins of Geometry and its respective crucial importance to the world.

*"visual intuition is such a powerful feature of the human brain that pictures play a prominent role in mathematics."*