Venn Diagram

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The Venn Diagram

The Venn Diagram: When Jon Venn first envisioned his new diagram’s future, he surely couldn’t have expected it to be popular more than a century after he created it. However, it has stood the test of time and has remained a popular diagram for showing correlations between different aspect of a subject or even different subjects entirely. Even in today’s modern world of 3D imaging and greatly advanced technology, the Venn Diagram has a firmly cemented place in many people’s daily life.

Venn Diagram

Put simply, the Venn Diagram is a series of circles (most often three) that overlap to show the possibilities of various data sets. This doesn’t mean that all of the possibilities exist or that they even have a basis for existence just that it is theoretically possible for these different sets to combine in a variety of ways with many different outcomes. Because of this subjectivity in the diagrams, they aren’t as accurate a depiction of many different courses of study as they were once used for, but they still remain a handy tool to use on occasion.

Even though most people have only ever seen the use of the three circled Venn Diagrams, there are many ways to work a set, while not compromising the data, up to even six different points. This allows the user to justify their conclusions with larger data sets and also have more ideas to look at than what is possible with just three circles. Unfortunately, there is an issue with these larger sets as they often times have too many crossing points for the casual observer to keep track of and they are also quite confusing in their design setup. Nevertheless, Venn Diagrams remain an integral part of our learning curriculum and many people will continue to use these diagrams well into their adult lives.

 

The Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram for Work Projects

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Venn Diagram for Work Projects

Venn Diagram for Work Projects:  Whenever you are designing a new project for work, you have to figure out which are the best solutions through which you can make your point and can convince the people in your company of a certain matter or point of view. Any project should have a theoretical part, in which the main issues are presented, elaborated and connected. However, just making a point is not enough, as you have to come up with arguments and constructing elements, which can showcase a certain fact. Some of the most used tools through which people make demonstrations and bring arguments for their points are charts, tables and diagrams. For any description or conclusion, you can use the Venn diagram in order to prove your theory.

The Venn diagram is one of the most present tools in work related projects. The main reason for this is that the Venn diagram is very easy to create and to work with in the project. In addition to this, you can even find models online, from the simple forms of the Venn diagram to the more complex ones, which can be created in 3D. Therefore, the Venn diagram is suitable for all types of projects, even if they are more simple, even if they require a more intricate design. Professionalism and dedication to your company is shown by making elaborate projects and documentations for all the issues that you want to present. The usage of the Venn diagram can properly illustrate this aspect.

In addition to all the other exemplifiers which can be used in a project, the Venn diagram is true testament of your involvement in making people understand the matters you have placed before them. You can use the image of the Venn diagram through Power Point presentations of the project, in tutorial videos or in the written form of the project. Regardless, you will make the point you want to reach through the help of the Venn diagram and you will help all the people involved in the decision making process understand the point of the project you were aiming for through it.

Venn Diagram for Work Projects

Venn Diagram for Work Projects

The History Behind the Venn Diagram

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The History Behind the Venn Diagram

The History Behind the Venn Diagram:  The Venn diagram, also known as the set diagram, is a diagram which shows which are the possible logical relations between a collections of sets. The Venn diagram is used in many fields, primary academics, but also statistics, computer science, linguistics, logic, and probability. Every Venn diagram will usually comprise overlapping circles, with the exterior symbolizing elements which are characteristic exclusively to the elements being compared, and the interior of the circle representing the elements of the set, meaning the common characteristics of the elements being compared.

Below: The John Venn Building at the University of Hull.

The History Behind the Venn Diagram

The history of the Venn diagram goes back to 1880, when British logician and philosopher John Venn introduced it in his research paper On the Diagrammatic and Mechanical Representation of Propositions and Reasonings, which was published in the Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. With the help of the Venn diagram, he wanted to illustrate the different ways in which propositions can be represented by means of diagrams. At that time, John Venn referred to the Venn diagram as the Eulerian circle, because it resembles Euler diagrams, invented by Leonhard Euler. In 1918, American academic philosopher Clarence Irving Lewis used the term Venn diagram for the first time, in his book A Survey of Symbolic Logic. The Venn diagram was developed later on by D.W. Henderson, which claimed in 1963 that, as an n-Venn diagram with n-fold rotational symmetry existed, then n was prime. He then proved than the Venn diagram can bee symmetric when n is 5 or 7.

In 2002, Peter Hamburger took the symmetry theory to the next level, after showing that the Venn diagram can also be symmetric when n is 11. One year later, Griggs, Sauvage, and Killian demonstrated that Venn diagrams are symmetric for all other prime numbers. They later concluded that the symmetric Venn diagram exists if and only if n is a prime number. Since then, the Venn diagram has greatly increased in popularity, becoming an important part of instruction in set theory, which was part of the new math movement back in the 1960s.

Simple Venn Diagram over at Wikipedia is here.

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