The Pythagorean Theorem: Crown Jewel of Mathematics

The Pythagorean Theorem: Crown Jewel of Mathematics

John C. Sparks

Language: English

Pages: 190

ISBN: 1482028220

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Pythagorean Theorem, Crown Jewel of Mathematics chronologically traces the Pythagorean Theorem from a conjectured beginning, Consider the Squares (Chapter 1), through 4000 years of Pythagorean proofs, Four Thousand Years of Discovery (Chapter 2), from all major proof categories, 20 proofs in total. Chapter 3, Diamonds of the Same Mind, presents several mathematical results closely allied to the Pythagorean Theorem
along with some major Pythagorean “spin-offs” such as Trigonometry. Chapter 4, Pearls of Fun and Wonder, is a potpourri of classic puzzles, amusements, and applications.

An Epilogue, The Crown and the Jewels, summarizes the importance of the Pythagorean Theorem and suggests paths for further exploration. Four appendices service the reader: A] Greek Alphabet, B] Mathematical Symbols, C] Geometric Foundations, and D] References. For the reader who may need a review of elementary geometric concepts before engaging this book, Appendix C is highly recommended. A Topical Index completes the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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