The Theorem of Pythagoras

  • John Stillwell
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


If there is one theorem that is known to all mathematically educated people, it is surely the theorem of Pythagoras. It will be recalled as a property of right-angled triangles: the square of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the other two sides (Figure 1.1).


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Stillwell
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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