The axiomatic destiny of the theorems of Pappus and Desargues

Victor Pambuccian, Celia Schacht

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We present the largely twentieth century history of the discovery of the significance of Pappus and Desargues for the axiomatics of geometry. Their significance is followed in projective, affine, and orthogonality contexts. There is an extensive bibliography, that should allow the interested reader to take a comprehensive look at the research literature on these axioms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeometry in History
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages45
ISBN (Electronic)9783030136093
ISBN (Print)9783030136086
StatePublished - Oct 18 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)


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