The Origin of Mathematics 10: Tools and Theorems

  • Benno Artmann


The Greek word theorema is related to theater and means “something seen,” or, in mathematics, an insight, understanding, or knowledge. A mathematical theorem should answer a question or solve a problem that posed itself during the discussion of a mathematical subject. Very often, a theorem, once proved, is used in various ways to develop a mathematical theory further. In this process it changes its character. The original questions recede, and the theorem becomes a basic tool for the practitioners.


Finite Group Nite Group Original Question Mathematical Theorem Similar Triangle 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benno Artmann
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  1. 1.GoettingenGermany

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