The Pythagorean Theorem. Crown Jewel of Mathematics by John C. Sparks

By John C. Sparks

The Pythagorean Theorem, Crown Jewel of arithmetic is a common creation to the Pythagorean Theorem and its many functions all through arithmetic. The e-book encompasses a historic improvement of the Pythagorean Theorem through a chain of proofs that bring up in sophistication as centuries development. additionally in the publication are chapters addressing mathematical spinoffs together with trigonometry, puzzles, and interests.

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In his 67 years, Leonardo became an accomplished painter, architect, designer, engineer, and mathematician. If alive today, the whole world would recognize Leonardo as ‘world class’ in all the aforementioned fields. It would be as if Stephen Hawking and Stephen Spielberg were both joined into one person. For this reason, Leonardo da Vinci is properly characterized as the first and greatest Renaissance man. The world has not seen his broad-ranging intellectual equivalent since! Thus, it should come as no surprise that Leonardo da Vinci, the eclectic master of many disciplines, would have thoroughly studied and concocted an independent proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.

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8). With this last result, we have enough information to bring to completion Euclid’s magnificent proof. 6 : Area( IJGH )  Area(GDEF )  Area( JABK )  Area( BCDK )  Area( IJGH )  Area(GDEF )  Area( ACDJ )  Modern analytic geometry greatly facilitates Euclid’s central argument. 11 is a much-simplified windmill with only key dimensional lengths annotated. 11: Windmill Light The analytic-geometry proof below rests on the central fact that the two right triangles created by the insertion of the perpendicular bisector are both similar to the original right triangle.

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