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The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History (Paperback)
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The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History (Paperback)

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Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 03/09/2010
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By any measure, the Pythagorean theorem is the most famous statement in all of mathematics. In this book, Eli Maor reveals the full story of this ubiquitous geometric theorem. Maor shows that the theorem, although attributed to Pythagoras, was known to the Babylonians more than a thousand years earlier. Pythagoras may have been the first to prove it, but his proof - if indeed he had one - is lost to us. The theorem itself, however, is central to almost every branch of science, pure or applied. Maor brings to life many of the characters that played a role in the development of the Pythagorean theorem, providing a fascinating backdrop to perhaps our oldest enduring mathematical legacy.

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691148236
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 18 mm

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“The Pythagorean Theorem”

This is an excellent book on the history of the Pythagorean Theorem. I learnt a great deal of history of mathematics in relation to Pythagorasfs Theorem. This book is suitable to any student who has basic knowledge of... More

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