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Preface
1)Consider the Squares
Figure 1.6: Four Bi-Shaded Congruent Rectangles
2)Four Thousand Years of Discovery
2.1) Pythagoras and the First Proof
2.2) Euclid’s Wonderful Windmill
2.3) Liu Hui Packs the Squares
Figure 2.14: Packing Two Squares into One
2.4)Kurrah Transforms the Bride’s Chair
2.5)Bhaskara Unleashes the Power of Algebra
2.6) Leonardo da Vinci’s Magnificent Symmetry
2.7) Legendre Exploits Embedded Similarity
2.8)Henry Perigal’s Tombstone
2.9) President Garfield’s Ingenious Trapezoid
2.10]Ohio and the Elusive Calculus Proof
Figure 2.35: Carolyn’s Cauliflower for y = 0
2.11)Shear, Shape, and Area
2.12) A Challenge for All Ages
3)Diamonds of the Same Mind
3.1) Extension to Similar Areas
3.2)Pythagorean Triples and Triangles
Table 3.3: Equal-Area Pythagorean Triangles
3.3) Inscribed Circle Theorem
3.4) Adding a Dimension
Figure 3.4: Three Dimensional Pythagorean Theorem
3.5) Pythagoras and the Three Means
Figure 3.14: Diagram for Stewart’s Theorem
3.7) The Five Pillars of Trigonometry
Figure 3.15: Trigonometry via Unit Circle
Figure 3.19: Setup for the Law of Sines and Cosines
Figure 4.2: Pure and Perfect 4X4 Magic Square
Epilogue: The Crown and the Jewels
Appendices
A] Greek Alphabet
B] Mathematical Symbols
C] Geometric Foundations
D] References
Topical Index
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Sparks_The Pythagorean Theorem

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