Two New Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem - Part I

Shirali, Shailesh (2023) Two New Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem - Part I. At Right Angles. pp. 7-12. ISSN 2582-1873

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The Pythagorean theorem (‘PT’ for short) is easily the best known result in all of mathematics. What is less well-known is the fact that among all theorems in mathematics, it holds the “world record” for the number of different proofs. There is no other theorem that even comes close! (See [2] and [3].) In the book The Pythagorean Proposition [1] (published in 1940), the author Elisha S. Loomis lists as many as 370 different proofs of the theorem. Since that time, close to a century back, still more proofs have appeared

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Shirali, Shailesh
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Pythagorean theorem, Kaushik Basu, Calcea Johnson, Ne'Kiya Jackson, St. Mary’s Academy, New Orleans, trigonometric proof
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
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