Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pythagorean Theorem

For those that have studied geometry, such as my students taking their final exam today, the Pythagorean Theorem is one of the most memorable formulas:
A2 + B2 = C2


The great Geometer Euclid, of course, derived this Theorem in Proposition 47 of Book I of his Elements.

There is no day like today to derive the Pythagorean Theorem, right?

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Euclid the Geometer in the School of Athens by Raphael.

Live well!

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