Unformatted text preview: manuscripts, the Caho Pei Suang Chin , thought to date From the Han dynasty in the third century B.C. The Pythagorean Theorem appears as Proposition 47, Book I oF Euclid’s Elements with a diferent prooF (see below). In his translation oF the Elements , Heath has an extensive commentary on this theorem and its various prooFs [ 27 , vol. I, pp. 350368]. In particular, he (as well as Eves) notes that the prooF above has been suggested as possibly the kind oF prooF that Pythagoras himselF might have produced. Eves concurs with this judgement, but Heath does not. Second Proof: The prooF above represents one tradition in prooFs oF the Pythagorean Theorem, which Maor [ 35 ] calls “dissection...
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 Calculus, Pythagorean Theorem, Vectors, ’ Theorem., Pei Suang Chin

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