## The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-year HistoryBy any measure, the Pythagorean theorem is the most famous statement in all of mathematics, one remembered from high school geometry class by even the most math-phobic students. Well over four hundred proofs are known to exist, including ones by a twelve-year-old Einstein, a young blind girl, Leonardo da Vinci, and a future president of the United States. Here--perhaps for the first time in English--is the full story of this famous theorem. Although attributed to Pythagoras, the theorem was known to the Babylonians more than a thousand years before him. He may have been the first to prove it, but his proof--if indeed he had one--is lost to us. Euclid immortalized it as Proposition 47 in his In this book, Eli Maor brings to life many of the characters that played a role in the development of the Pythagorean theorem, providing a fascinating backdrop to perhaps our oldest enduring mathematical legacy. |

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Brukerevaluering - themulhern - LibraryThingEli Maor writes clearly, interestingly, and soberly. No dumb jokes to lighten up the subject matter! Detailed Review: Preface: The Pythagorean Theorem, why is it interesting? Just a teaser, really ... Les hele vurderingen

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Brukerevaluering - fpagan - LibraryThingInteresting selection of math topics surrounding "a squared plus b squared equals c squared." Not equation-phobic, nor even calculus-phobic, yet pretty undemanding. *Badly* marred by the overleaf placement of figures. Les hele vurderingen

### Innhold

IV | 4 |

V | 13 |

VI | 17 |

VII | 32 |

VIII | 45 |

IX | 50 |

X | 57 |

XI | 76 |

XXIV | 177 |

XXV | 181 |

XXVI | 188 |

XXVII | 197 |

XXVIII | 201 |

XXIX | 208 |

XXX | 213 |

XXXI | 219 |

XII | 82 |

XIII | 94 |

XIV | 98 |

XV | 115 |

XVI | 117 |

XVII | 119 |

XVIII | 123 |

XIX | 140 |

XX | 142 |

XXI | 145 |

XXII | 158 |

XXIII | 168 |

XXXII | 221 |

XXXIII | 223 |

XXXIV | 227 |

XXXV | 229 |

XXXVI | 231 |

XXXVII | 235 |

XXXVIII | 237 |

XXXIX | 241 |

247 | |

XLI | 251 |

253 | |

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Analytic Hyperbolic Geometry and Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity Abraham A. Ungar Ingen forhåndsvisning tilgjengelig - 2008 |