Talk:Euler line

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Should "Euler's line" redirect here or should "Euler line" redirect to "Euler's line"? I think the second is better, because it's his line. --I_like_pie 16:46, 4 November 2006 (EST)

Edited :) -- JeriC

Actually, I prefer Euler line. (I think it's referenced as such in most published materials anyhow, but I can't support my claim.) I also think that it in general, it is usual to name geometric objects after their discoverers without using possessives (e.g., the Simson line, Brocard point, Fermat point). I think that the reason for this might be that "The Euler line of triangle $\displaystyle ABC$" sounds much less silly than "The Euler's line of triangle $\displaystyle ABC$". But in any event, if you rename an article, you should rename its associated discussion section as well. —Boy Soprano II 18:50, 4 November 2006 (EST)

Good point... So, what do we do? I think I'll change my mind and say you're right. --I_like_pie 18:51, 4 November 2006 (EST)

It's "the Euler line of a triangle." I've moved the content here; "Euler's line" is now a redirect.--JBL 19:00, 4 November 2006 (EST)

Maybe we can just let two pages redirecting each other so that everyone is happy. ;) --JeriC

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