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The Pythagorean theorem : the story of its power and beauty

Author: Alfred S Posamentier
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Posamentier's lucid presentation and gift for conveying the significance of this key equation to those with little math background will inform, entertain, and inspire the reader, once again demonstrating the power and beauty of mathematics.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Posamentier, Alfred S.
Pythagorean theorem.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2010
(OCoLC)777336395
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred S Posamentier
ISBN: 9781616141813 1616141816
OCLC Number: 466343520
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pythagoras and his famous Theorem --
Proving the Pythagorean Theorem without (many) words --
Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem --
Pythagorean triples and their properties --
The Pythagorean means --
Tuning the soul : Pythagoras and music --
The Pythagorean Theorem in fractal art --
About the mathematics work that led to the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry : thanks ultimately to Pythagoras / Herbert A. Hauptman --
Pictorial depictions of Pythagoras and his famous Theorem --
Appendix A. Some selected proofs --
Appendix B. Some more proofs and solutions --
Appendix C. List of primitive Pythagorean triples --
Appendix D. List of Pythagorean triples : primitive and nonprimitive.
Responsibility: Alfred S. Posamentier ; afterword by Herbert A. Hauptman.

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The Pythagorean Theorem is one of the best-known equations in mathematics. Its origins reach back to the beginnings of civilization. What most non-mathematicians don't understand or appreciate is why  Read more...
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