Giovanni Ceva

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Ceva, Giovanni


Born 1648; died 1734. Italian mathematician.

Ceva’s most important contributions to mathematics were his results in the theory of transversals; they gave rise to a new, synthetic geometry. These results are presented in Ceva’s work De lineis rectis (Concerning Straight Lines; Milan, 1678).

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