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Who wrote "projective geometry" for the first time?

“The first known use of the expression 'projective geometry' only dates back to Olry Terquem (1859)” in the article Sur diverses géométries, Nouvelles Annales de Mathématiques, 18, 445–446, according ...
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What motivated the development of the theory of perspective during the Renaissance?

There were of course philosophical and cultural reasons for the development of the (linear) perspective during the Renaissance. It cannot be considered simply a change of tastes of patrons of art or a ...
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Who wrote "projective geometry" for the first time?

In a series of six articles in the Athenaeum (1861) (pp. 446,509,549,617,652,727) on the history of perspective, Augustus De Morgan makes reference to "projective geometry": More than ...
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Who wrote "projective geometry" for the first time?

Actually Desargues used the term "project". The title of his fundamental work was "Brouillon d'un Project". Notice the unusual spelling (in modern French the word is spelled ...
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Which people are considered to be the founders of Projective Geometry?

While the wiki article mentions Desargues, it is inaccurate in that it implies that Desargues only had the notion of a point at infinity, whereas he went much further, including the line at infinity. ...
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