Seeing is Believing: Visual Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem
Authors: Davidson, D., Kauffman, L.
Publication: Quantum, vol 7, no 6, pp. 24-27 The Pythagorean theorem states that for any right triangle the area of the smallest square (AxA) plus (+) the area of the middle sized square (BxB) will always equal (=) the area of the largest square (CxC). Thus (A^{2} + B^{2} = C^{2}). But this simple algebraic formula, while truthful, reveals nothing of the elegant visual constructions devised for its demonstration. Date: July 1, 1997 - August 1, 1997 |