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The Pythagorean theorem : a 4,000-year history, Eli Maor

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The Pythagorean theorem : a 4,000-year history
Title
The Pythagorean theorem
Title remainder
a 4,000-year history
Statement of responsibility
Eli Maor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brings to life many of the characters who played a role in the development of the Pythagorean theorem--from the ancient Babylonians and Pythagoras to Albert Einstein and modern-day mathematicians--in a history that provides a fascinating backdrop to an enduring mathematical legacy
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298373
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DLC
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Maor, Eli
Dewey number
516.22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Pythagorean theorem
Target audience
adult
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a 4,000-year history
Label
The Pythagorean theorem : a 4,000-year history, Eli Maor
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Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : Cambridge, England, 1993 -- 1. Mesopotamia, 1800 BCE -- Sidebar 1 : did the Egyptians know it? -- 2. Pythagoras -- 3. Euclid's Elements -- Sidebar 2 : the Pythagorean theorem in art, poetry, and prose -- 4. Archimedes -- 5. Translators and commentators, 500-1500 CE -- 6. Francois Viete makes history -- 7. From the infinite to the infinitesimal -- Sidebar 3 : a remarkable formula by Euler -- 8. 371 proofs, and then some -- Sidebar 4 : the folding bag -- Sidebar 5 : Einstein meets Pythagoras -- Sidebar 6 : a most unusual proof -- 9. A theme and variations -- Sidebar 7 : A Pythagorean curiosity -- Sidebar 8 : a case of overuse -- 10. Strange coordinates -- 11. Notation, notation, notation -- 12. From flat space to curved spacetime -- Sidebar 9 : a case of misuse -- 13. Prelude to relativity -- 14. From Bern to Berlin, 1905-1915 -- Sidebar 10 : four Pythagorean brainteasers -- 15. But is it universal? -- 16. Afterthoughts -- Epilogue : Samos, 2005 -- App. A. How did the Babylonians approximate [square root of]2? -- App. B. Pythagorean triples -- App. C. Sums of two squares -- App. D. A proof that [square root of]2 is irrational -- App. E. Archimedes' formula for circumscribing polygons -- App. F. Proof of some formulas from chapter 7 -- App. G. Deriving the equation x[superscript 2/3] + y[superscript 2/3] = 1 -- App. H. Solutions to brainteasers
Control code
000040693518
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 259 p., [8] p. col. plates
Isbn
9780691125268
Isbn Type
(acidfree paper)
Lccn
2006050969
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Pythagorean theorem : a 4,000-year history, Eli Maor
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : Cambridge, England, 1993 -- 1. Mesopotamia, 1800 BCE -- Sidebar 1 : did the Egyptians know it? -- 2. Pythagoras -- 3. Euclid's Elements -- Sidebar 2 : the Pythagorean theorem in art, poetry, and prose -- 4. Archimedes -- 5. Translators and commentators, 500-1500 CE -- 6. Francois Viete makes history -- 7. From the infinite to the infinitesimal -- Sidebar 3 : a remarkable formula by Euler -- 8. 371 proofs, and then some -- Sidebar 4 : the folding bag -- Sidebar 5 : Einstein meets Pythagoras -- Sidebar 6 : a most unusual proof -- 9. A theme and variations -- Sidebar 7 : A Pythagorean curiosity -- Sidebar 8 : a case of overuse -- 10. Strange coordinates -- 11. Notation, notation, notation -- 12. From flat space to curved spacetime -- Sidebar 9 : a case of misuse -- 13. Prelude to relativity -- 14. From Bern to Berlin, 1905-1915 -- Sidebar 10 : four Pythagorean brainteasers -- 15. But is it universal? -- 16. Afterthoughts -- Epilogue : Samos, 2005 -- App. A. How did the Babylonians approximate [square root of]2? -- App. B. Pythagorean triples -- App. C. Sums of two squares -- App. D. A proof that [square root of]2 is irrational -- App. E. Archimedes' formula for circumscribing polygons -- App. F. Proof of some formulas from chapter 7 -- App. G. Deriving the equation x[superscript 2/3] + y[superscript 2/3] = 1 -- App. H. Solutions to brainteasers
Control code
000040693518
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 259 p., [8] p. col. plates
Isbn
9780691125268
Isbn Type
(acidfree paper)
Lccn
2006050969
Other physical details
ill.

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