The fine art of euclidean geometry Viviani’s theorem . . . and a cousin

Shirali, Shailesh A. (2012) The fine art of euclidean geometry Viviani’s theorem . . . and a cousin. At Right Angles, 1 (2). pp. 23-26.

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Abstract

‘‘ I think it is said that Gauss had ten different proofs for the law of quadratic reciprocity. Any good theorem should have several proofs, the more the better. For two reasons: usually, different proofs have different strengths and weaknesses, and they generalise in different directions — they are not just repetitions of each other. ’’ Sir Michael Atiyah, interview in European Mathematical Society Newsletter, September 2004.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Euclidean geometry, Viviani’s theorem
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > At Right Angles
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2018 13:29
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 10:22
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1586
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