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    The Pythagorean theorem : a 4,000-year history
    Author
    Maor, Eli.

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    Personal Author:
    Maor, Eli.
    Title:
    The Pythagorean theorem : a 4,000-year history / Eli Maor.
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    Material specified:Publisher description. http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0704/2006050969-d.html
    Publication info:
    Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2007.
    Physical description:
    xvi, 259 p. : ill., maps, music ; 24 cm.
    Content type:
    text
    Medium:
    unmediated
    Format:
    volume
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-250) and index.
    Contents:
    Prologue: Cambridge, England, 1993 -- Mesopotamia, 1800 BCE -- Sidebar 1: Did the Egyptians know it? -- Pythagoras -- Euclid's Elements -- Sidebar 2: The Pythagorean theorem in art, poetry, and prose -- Archimedes -- Translators and commentators, 500-1500 CE -- Franc─▒ois Vie`te makes history -- From the infinite to the infinitesimal -- Sidebar 3: A remarkable formula by Euler -- 371 proofs, and then some -- Sidebar 4: The folding bag -- Sidebar 5: Einstein meets Pythagoras -- Sidebar 6: A most unusual proof -- A theme and variations -- Sidebar 7: A Pythagorean curiosity -- Sidebar 8: A case of overuse -- Strange coordinates -- Notation, notation, notation -- From flat space to curved spacetime -- Sidebar 9: A case of misuse -- Prelude to relativity -- From Bern to Berlin, 1905-1915 -- Sidebar 10: Four Pythagorean brainteasers -- But is it universal? -- Afterthoughts -- Epilogue: Samos, 2005.
    Subject term:
    Pythagorean theorem--History.
    LCCN:
    2006050969
    ISBN:
    9780691125268 (acid-free paper)
    ISBN:
    0691125260 (acid-free paper)

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