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"A delightful departure from the typical mathematics bookâ€¦[it] is a must read for students, teachers, college professors, an anyone interested in mathematics."- Mathematics Teacher
"[Posamentier's] work is nothing short of comprehensive and remains the most standard work to represent Pythagorian thought in a modern eraâ€¦. A dynamic read for stimulating your brain."
- San Francisco Book Review
"Posamentier explains well. He doesn't condescend, and he assumes that we'll follow what he has to say because he explains it in such an order that it's very hard not to followâ€¦ It ought to be dull, but it's not: it's fascinating.... Posamentier is on the list of writers I'll watch for, because I know now that if he writes about a subject then I will end up understanding it."
- BiblioBuffet
"A fine addition to any math history library."
- The Bookwatch, The Midwest Book Review
"An enjoyable read and a good reference. Highly recommended."
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Overview
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 ...