Definitions changing through time: With a closer look at isosceles trapeziums

Sircar, Swati (2020) Definitions changing through time: With a closer look at isosceles trapeziums. At Right Angles (8). pp. 25-28. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

Definitions have changed in textbooks across ages. At one time, squares were not considered rectangles but later they were. Why this change? When we think of classification, we primarily create subsets of a set in a manner that each subset has some specific properties.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sircar, Swati
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quadrilaterals, Classification, Boundaries
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2586
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