Extensions of the theorem of Pythagoras

Katkar, Laxman N. (2019) Extensions of the theorem of Pythagoras. At Right Angles (5). pp. 11-16. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

begins in the 6th century BC with the Pythagoreans. Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher-mathematician 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.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Katkar, Laxman N.
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pythagorean theorem, Euclidean space, Minkowski space-time
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2127
Publisher URL: [email protected]

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