EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals
Search
THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM: THE STORY OF

THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM: THE STORY OF - 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1616141813

Cover of THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM: THE STORY OF 10 (ISBN 978-1616141813)
ISBN13: 978-1616141813
ISBN10: 1616141816
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 10
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Published: 2010
International: No

List price: $27.00

USED
Sold Out
FREE Shipping on $25+
  • Check back soon!
  • 30-Day Returns
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold Out
new
Sold Out
FREE Shipping on $25+
  • Check back soon!
  • 30-Day Returns
  • Condition: New
Sold Out
More Shipping Options

THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM: THE STORY OF - 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-1616141813

POSAMENTIER AL

ISBN13: 978-1616141813
ISBN10: 1616141816
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 10
Publisher: Prometheus Books

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

The Pythagorean theorem may be the best-known equation in mathematics. Its origins reach back to the beginnings of civilization, and today every student continues to study it. What most nonmathematicians don't understand or appreciate is why this simply stated theorem has fascinated countless generations. In this entertaining and informative book, a veteran math educator makes the importance of the Pythagorean theorem delightfully clear. He begins with a brief history of Pythagoras and the early use of his theorem by the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Indians, and Chinese, who used it intuitively long before Pythagoras's name was attached to it. He then shows the many ingenious ways in which the theorem has been proved visually using highly imaginative diagrams. Some of these go back to ancient mathematicians; others are comparatively recent proofs, including one by the twentieth president of the United States, James A. Garfield. After demonstrating some curious applications of the theorem, the author then explores the Pythagorean triples, pointing out the many hidden surprises of the three numbers that can represent the sides of the right triangle (e.g, 3, 4, 5 and 5, 12, 13). And many will truly amaze the reader.He then turns to the ''Pythagorean means'' (the arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic means). By comparing their magnitudes in a variety of ways, he gives the reader a true appreciation for these mathematical concepts. The final two chapters view the Pythagorean theorem from an artistic point of view - namely, how Pythagoras's work manifests itself in music and how the Pythagorean theorem can influence fractals. This lucid presentation and gift for conveying the significance of this key equation to those with little math background will inform, entertain, and inspire the reader, once again demonstrating the power and beauty of mathematics!

List price: $27.00
  • Marketplace
  • From
More Shipping Options