One formula  two derivations
, CoMαC (2012) One formula  two derivations. At Right Angles, 1 (1). pp. 3538.

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Abstract
With what relief a student uses the simple formula ‘Area of a triangle = 1/2 base × height’! Though Heron’s formula for the area in terms of its three sides has a pleasing symmetry convenient for memorization, it often seems cumbersome in comparison. A look at how this formula is derived will perhaps enable the student to remember and appreciate the formula, not for this reason but for the sheer elegance of the derivation.
Item Type:  Articles in APF Magazines 

Uncontrolled Keywords:  Pythagoras, Heron, Proof, Derivations 
Subjects:  Natural Sciences > Mathematics 
Divisions:  Azim Premji University > University publications > At Right Angles 
Depositing User:  Mr. Sachin Tirlapur 
Date Deposited:  25 Oct 2018 14:19 
Last Modified:  26 Oct 2018 04:03 
URI:  http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1573 
Publisher URL:  http://apfstatic.s3.apsouth1.amazonaws.com/s3fs... 
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