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Posamentier, Alfred S
The Pythagorean theorem : the story of its power and beauty / Alfred S. Posamentier ; afterword by Herbert A. Hauptman
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA460.P8 P67 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Pythagorean theorem
Physical Description 320 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-304) and index
Contents Pythagoras and his famous Theorem -- Proving the Pythagorean Theorem without (many) words -- Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem -- Pythagorean triples and their properties -- The Pythagorean means -- Tuning the soul : Pythagoras and music -- The Pythagorean Theorem in fractal art -- About the mathematics work that led to the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry : thanks ultimately to Pythagoras / by Herbert A. Hauptman -- Pictorial depictions of Pythagoras and his famous Theorem -- Appendix A. Some selected proofs -- Appendix B. Some more proofs and solutions -- Appendix C. List of primitive Pythagorean triples -- Appendix D. List of Pythagorean triples : primitive and nonprimitive

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