By the end of this lesson, you will be able to
- define plane geometry.
- describe plane and its properties.
- identify two dimensional shapes.
- form a plane.
- analyse geometric dimension.
- compare plane geometry to solid geometry.
What is Plane Geometry
Plane Geometry is the geometry of two dimensional geometric shapes. Plane geometry is also called Euclidean plane geometry. So, it refers to the geometry of plane shapes.
(x+y)² = x²+2xy+y², is derived from plane shape.
There are two type of elementary geometry in terms of measurement and they are:
- Plane geometry
- Solid geometry
Plane geometry is related to two-dimensions whereas solid geometry deals with 3-dimensions. Plane geometry deals with flat objects.
What is a Plane in Geometry
To understand plane geometry, one has to have a clear concept of plane
Again, a clear concept of point and line is prerequisite of studying plane.
Well. Let's go.
Plane Geometric Shapes Example
With a view to writing if you touch a piece of paper with a pen or pencil, a point is produced. A point is nothing but a position. It does not have any length, breadth or height. That is a point has no part.
Thus, a point has no dimension. Therefore, a point is dimensionless position in geometry.
A line is the set of points that extends along a straight path infinitely on and on its opposite direction.
It has only length.
So, a line has one dimension.
Now, pay a close attention!
By arranging a number of lines one after another, it produces a plane.
A plane is all about two dimensional flat surface that expands infinitely.
The two dimensions are length and width.
The length and width must lie in the same plane.
Thus, a plane has two dimensions.
All 2d shapes lie in the plane.
Three parallel planes are shown in the figure.
Parallel Planes Example
Formation of Shapes
A fixed point is seen in the first figure.
A set of points makes a line in the second figure.
In the third figure, a set of lines obtained from the second figure makes a plane.
And lastly, six planes make a solid. Solid objects are discussed in solid geometry.
A list of 2-dimensional shapes names
- line segment
- scalene triangle
- isosceles triangle
- equilateral triangle
- acute triangle
- obtuse triangle
- right triangle
- isosceles trapezoid
All two dimensional figures above can be drawn on a piece of paper or on a plane.