Essays Tagged: "Pythagorean theorem"

Pythagoras

ient Greece, are stilltaught today.The thing that Pythagoras is probably the most famous for is the PythagoreanTheorem. The Pythagorean Theorem is used in the field of mathematics and it states thefol ...

(2 pages) 102 1 3.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Classic World

he relationship between the legs and thehypotenuse of a right triangle.'1 From this, he derived the Pythagorean Theorem. Thiscontribution mainly influenced architecture and geometry today. Equally, Er ...

(2 pages) 76 2 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Pythagoras

Pythagoras fled to Crotona because of political unrest in his homeland. It is there that he started Pythagoreanism.Pythagoreans believed that all relations could be reduced to number relations or in o ... of the most important relationships in math. In geometry the great discovery of the school was the Pythagorean theorem. This formula states that the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is eq ...

(2 pages) 110 0 1.7 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Pythagorean Theorem

wealth of advanced mathematics, such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the theory of Hilbert space. The Pythagorean Theorem asserts that for a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the ... otenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. There are many ways to prove the Pythagorean Theorem. A particularly simple one is the scaling relationship for areas of similar figu ...

(2 pages) 128 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Biography of the greek mathematician Pythagoras

d the difference between composite and prime numbers, discovered irrational numbers, and proved the Pythagorean Theorem. This stated that when the two shorter sides in a right triangle were squared an ... he discovered many things and even had some followers. Pythagoras' followers called themselves the Pythagoreans. In order to become a Pythagorean , you had to follow a couple of strict rules. One of ...

(1 pages) 85 1 4.1 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Greek Contributions to Thought and Science.

ns, and the theory of numbers and is the most long-lived of all mathematical works. It includes the Pythagorean Theorem, which states that the square on the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to ...

(6 pages) 122 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Legacies.

very important person in the development of Mathematics because he was the one who came up with the Pythagorean theorem. His teacher Thales directed his attention towards Mathematics. Pythagoras and h ... tudents were not intending to find a formula to solve mathematical problems when they found out the Pythagorean theorem. The Babylonians knew the Pythagorean theorem for thousandths of years but Pytha ...

(6 pages) 76 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Pythagoras of Samos and his mathematical theories.

ecy.Both men and women were permitted to become members of the Society; in fact several later women Pythagoreans became famous philosophers. The outer circle of the Society was known as the akousmatic ... them are given below:(i) The sum of the angles of a triangle is equal to two right angles. Also the Pythagoreans knew the generalization which states that a polygon with n sides has sum of interior an ...

(3 pages) 135 0 4.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Pythagoras' Theorem.

PythagorasPythagoras' Theorem is a2 + b2 = c2. 'a' being the shortest side usually the adjacent 'b' being the middle lengt ... middle length side usually the opposite and 'c' being the longest side always the hypotenuse. This theorem only works in 'Right angled triangles'.The numbers 3, 4 and 5 satisfy the condition.32 + 42 ...

(5 pages) 73 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Pythagoras.

f frequent self-examinations. We do however credit him with the hypotenuse theory, also know as the Pythagorean theorem, and the theory of numbers. Most Greek mathematicians usually wrote books on the ...

(2 pages) 103 3 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

How Was Math Used In Building The Great Pyramid

did they build the Great Pyramid? They used simple math to make such a great pyramid. They used the Pythagorean Theorem, trigonometry and simple algebra. They also measured the angle of each direction ...

(4 pages) 105 3 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Essay on the square root of 2

anging idea because it went against his philosophy that all things are numbers. It was in reality a Pythagorean philosopher Hippasus who was able to demonstrate the irrationality of the square root of ... the irrationality of the square root of 2. The legend is that after doing so he was killed by other Pythagoreans who were scared and frantic by the thought of an irrational number. Pythagoras' followe ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Plimpton 322

fect square and subtracting one from each leaves a perfect square. This table is usually related to Pythagorean triples. In interpreting it, the second column is considered a, one side of a right tria ... gle to the numbers in columns 2 and 3. When the lengths were computed, calculations gave way to the Pythagorean theorem, a2 + b2 = c2. There are exceptions to this, 4 rows, but Neugebauer and Sachs ex ...

(2 pages) 24 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

HUM 100 - Genius - Pythagoras

o musicians, nonetheless, Pythagoras is the father of music. Pythagoras was also the founder of the Pythagorean School. According to researchers, very little information is known about him and his lif ... hem remarkably like the Grateful Dead fans of the Twentieth Century. There were mystical aspects to Pythagoreanism. One aspect was that philosophy could purify the soul. The other aspect was that the ...

(5 pages) 73 1 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

MATHEMATICS -ARA

tables of squares, and tables of compound interest. They could solve complicated problems using the Pythagorean theorem; one of their tables contains integer solutions to the Pythagorean equation, a2 ... of diagonal to side. (This ratio, Ã, would today be called irrational.) As a consequence the Pythagorean theory of ratio, based on numbers, had to be abandoned and a new, nonnumerical theory in ...

(19 pages) 198 0 2.8 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Genius Paper Pathagoras

o musicians, nonetheless, Pythagoras is the father of music. Pythagoras was also the founder of the Pythagorean School. One of the reasons Pythagoras was so interesting to me is because of my love for ... hem remarkably like the Grateful Dead fans of the Twentieth Century. There were mystical aspects to Pythagoreanism. One aspect was that philosophy could purify the soul. The other aspect was that the ...

(5 pages) 69 0 4.1 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Pythagoras- Math

2+B2=C2, but he was also the first to create the music scale of today.Pythagoras also developed the Pythagorean brotherhood. In this brotherhood that Pythagoras created, he was the head of the society ... ecrecy"�. Both men and women were permitted to become members of the society, several of the Pythagorean women, later became famous philosophers. The "outer circles"� of the society were ...

(2 pages) 30 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Euclidian

r influence on scientific thinking than any other work. It included the parallel postulates and the Pythagorean theorem. Euclid wrote on most branches of mathematics that were known in his time ...

(1 pages) 829 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

IDK what to call this so im just saying blah blahhh

ed?What is his displacement?Distance traveled = 10 m + 15 m = 25 mDisplacement: you need to use the Pythagorean theorem, with the 10 meters and the 15 meters being the legs of a right triangle.Displac ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Art Essays