Katkar, Laxman N.
(2019)
Extensions of the theorem of Pythagoras.
At Right Angles (5).
pp. 1116.
ISSN 25821873
Abstract
begins in the 6th century BC with the Pythagoreans.
Pythagoras was a Greek philosophermathematician who
considered mathematics to be supreme and all other things
secondary. The Pythagorean theorem states that the sum of
the squares of the legs of a right angled triangle is equal to the
square of the hypotenuse. The theorem has a prior history.
Propositions like “the square of the diagonal of a rectangle is
equal to the sum of the squares of the two adjacent sides of
the rectangle” are found in Baudhāyana (8th century BC).
The theorem plays a crucial role in the development of
mathematics. Pythagoras is credited with the first logical
proof of the Pythagorean theorem.
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