Great Thinkers, Great Theorems
Great Thinkers, Great Theorems

First Aired

Jan 01, 2010

2010 - Special Interest

Great Thinkers, Great Theorems

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Mathematics is filled with beautiful theorems that are as breathtaking as the most celebrated works of art, literature, or music. They are the Mona Lisas, Hamlets, and Fifth Symphonys of the field—landmark achievements that repay endless study and that are the work of geniuses as fascinating as Leonardo, Shakespeare, and Beethoven. Here is a sample: Pythagorean theorem: Although he didnt discover the Pythagorean theorem about a remarkable property of right triangles, the Greek mathematician Euclid devised an ingenious proof that is a mathematical masterpiece.

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