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Axiom: 1.3: Segment Extension

(Postulate 2 from Book 1 of Euclid’s “Elements”)

And to produce a finite straight line continuously in a straight line.

Modern Formulation

A segment may be extended from any length to a longer segment, a ray, or a straight line.

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[626] Callahan, Daniel: “Euclid’s ‘Elements’ Redux”, http://starrhorse.com/euclid/, 2014

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[6419] Fitzpatrick, Richard: “Euclid’s Elements of Geometry”, http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/Books/Euclid/Euclid.html, 2007

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[628] Casey, John: “The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid”, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21076, 2007

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