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    a point is that which has no part. what is a part a quantity associated to a point?

    [Question]
    "A point is that which has no part" is what Euclid states. What precisely is a
    part? Is a part a
    numerical value(s) associated with a point in say a cartesian coordinate system?


    concerning associating quantities to Euclid's elements. Having extremities of a line being
    defined as
    points, but then a point has no part?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokuez View Post
    [Question]
    "A point is that which has no part" is what Euclid states. What precisely is a
    part? Is a part a
    numerical value(s) associated with a point in say a cartesian coordinate system?


    concerning associating quantities to Euclid's elements. Having extremities of a line being
    defined as
    points, but then a point has no part?
    Hi rokuez,

    A point is an exact position or location on a plane surface. It is important to understand that a point is not a thing, but a place. It has no dimensions. It has no part (region: the extended spatial location of something).
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    thank you for responding.

    Seeing a point as a place not a thing helps a lot.
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