Nicolas Bourbaki is the pseudonym of a group of mathematicians — mostly French, mostly young — who tidied up the mathematics of the mid-20th century in a lengthy series of books. Their guiding principle was never to prove a theorem if it could be deduced as a special case of a more general theorem. To study planar geometry, work in n dimensions and then let n = 2.
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