|In addition to the squares, what other areas constructed on the sides of a right triangle may be correctly summed to give a third area of the same shape?|
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Generalized Pythagorean Theorem--a visual poem?
While thinking about my December 13 posting featuring work by Richard Kostelanetz -- visual poetry with numbers -- I was browsing a fascinating book by Ivan Moscovich, The Puzzle Universe: A History of Mathematics in 315 Puzzles (Firefly Books, 2015) and came to the following diagram. I offer it as a visual poem.