Differences Between Euclidean & Non-Euclidean Geometry


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What is the main difference between Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry?

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1. _____ geometry is the study of the geometry of spherical surfaces.

2. _____ geometry is the geometry of saddle-shaped surfaces.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you comprehend Euclidean vs. non-Euclidean geometry with this worksheet and quiz. You'll be tested on specifics like the major difference between these two branches of geometry and the study of spherical surfaces.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz/worksheet to assess what you know about these topics:

  • The geometry of saddle-shaped surfaces
  • A book written by Euclid on the basic tenets of geometry
  • A triangle on a spherical surface

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various types of geometry
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as non-Euclidean geometry vs. Euclidean geometry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the book written by Euclid on the basic principles of geometry

Additional Learning

Expand your knowledge of one of the most famous Greek mathematicians with the lesson called Differences Between Euclidean & Non-Euclidean Geometry. The lesson will help you with the following areas of study:

  • Where and when Euclid was born
  • The parallel postulate
  • Angles in non-Euclidean geometry