The theorem of Pythagoras

Jagadeeshan, Shashidhar (2012) The theorem of Pythagoras. At Right Angles, 1 (1). pp. 5-13.

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Abstract

Does mathematics have a history? In this article the author studies the tangled and multi-layered past of a famous result through the lens of modern thinking, looking at contributions from schools of learning across the world, and connecting the mathematics recorded in archaeological finds with that taught in the classroom.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Jagadeeshan, Shashidhar
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematics, School Math, Theorem, Pythagorus, Proof
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1574
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