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Non-Euclidean Geometry

Any system of geometry in which the parallel postulate does not hold. Two commonly studied non-Euclidean geometries are hyperbolic geometry and elliptic geometry. Elliptic geometry is also known as Riemannian geometry.

 

 

See also

Euclidean geometry, plane geometry, solid geometry, analytic geometry

 


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