Elliptic Geometry: Definition & Postulates


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The sum of the interior angles of a triangle drawn on a spherical surface like the Earth will always be greater than which of the following?

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1. Which type of geometry is the study of flat surfaces?

2. Which type of geometry studies the geometry of spherical surfaces?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet evaluates your knowledge about the basics of elliptic geometry. You'll review what you know about postulates in regards to elliptic geometry and fundamentals of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is intended to assess your knowledge of:

  • What the sum of the interior angles of a triangle will always be greater than
  • The term for the study of flat surfaces
  • The type of geometry that focuses on spherical surfaces
  • Postulates of elliptic geometry

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to interpret information about the term for the study of flat surfaces
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the postulates of elliptic geometry to answer questions about it
  • Information recall - see if you can recall the type of geometry in which the parallel postulate is valid

Additional Learning

There is an extensive look at this topic in the lesson, Elliptic Geometry: Definition & Postulates. This lesson provides in-depth insight about:

  • Defining the parallel postulate
  • The types of geometry
  • The difference in the angles drawn on a sphere
  • Uses of elliptic geometry