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Rene' Descartes (1596-1650)

Rene' Descartes, the father of analytical geometry, essentially dealt with plane geometry only in 1637 A.D.

Pierre Fermat
(1601-1665 A.D.)  

Philippe de La Hire

The same is true of his co-inventor Pierre Fermat and La Hire . Although suggestions for the three dimensional coordinate geometry can be found in their works but no details. Descartes had the idea of coordinates in three dimensions but did not develop it.

Johann Bernoulli (1667-1748 A.D.)

J.Bernoulli in a letter of 1715 A.D. to Leibnitz introduced the three coordinate planes which we use today. It was Antoinne Parent (1666-1716 A.D.), who gave a systematic development of analytical solid geometry for the first time in a paper presented to the French Academy in 1700 A.D.

Leonard Euler (1707-1783 A.D.)

L.Euler (1707-1783 A.D.) took up systematically the three dimensional coordinate geometry, in Chapter 5 of the appendix to the second volume of his “Introduction to Geometry” in 1748 A.D.

It was not until the middle of the nineteenth century that geometry was extended to more than three dimensions, the well-known application of which is in the Space-Time Continuum of Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

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