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The Pythagorean theorem : the story of its power and beauty / Alfred S. Posamentier ; afterword by Herbert A. Hauptman.

By: Posamentier, Alfred S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, c2010Description: 320 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781616141813 (cloth : alk. paper); 1616141816.Subject(s): Pythagorean theorem -- History | Pythagorean theorem | Mathematics, GreekDDC classification:
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 / by 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.
Summary: 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.
List(s) this item appears in: Ancient Greek
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-304) and index.

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