Axiomatizing geometric constructions

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In this survey paper, we present several results linking quantifier-free axiomatizations of various Euclidean and hyperbolic geometries in languages without relation symbols to geometric constructibility theorems. Several fragments of Euclidean and hyperbolic geometries turn out to be naturally occurring only when we ask for the universal theory of the standard plane (Euclidean or hyperbolic), that can be expressed in a certain language containing only operation symbols standing for certain geometric constructions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-46
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Applied Logic
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • Absolute geometry
  • Euclidean geometry
  • Geometric constructions
  • Hyperbolic geometry
  • Metric planes
  • Metric-Euclidean planes
  • Quantifier-free axiomatizations
  • Rectangular planes
  • Treffgeradenebenen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Logic
  • Applied Mathematics


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