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Lecture

ppt Jan 10 to Jan 16.ppt


Department
Natural Science
Course Code
NATS 1710
Professor
Stanley Jeffers

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Atomism of Democritus
and Leukippos
Material units not mathematical
entities constitute the basis of
matter.
Matter is ultimately composed of
very small indivisible pieces-atoms.
Atoms have specific properties eg
ever moving,infinite in
number,invisible,innumerable
different shapes
Plato
Platonic idealism-absolute
unchanging truths-mathematical in
nature
Theory of Ideas
Platonic atomism -amalgamation of
atomism and Pythagorean ideas
Theorem
Only five regular, closed, convex
surfaces
1.Tetrahedron-four sides
2. Cube-six sides.
3. Octahedron-eight sides.
4. Icosahedron-20 sides
5. Dodecahedron-12 sides.