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By any measure, the Pythagorean theorem is the most famous statement in all of mathematics. In this book, the author reveals the full story of this ubiquitous geometric theorem. It shows that the theorem, although attributed to Pythagoras, was known to the Babylonians more than a thousand years earlier.
Eli Maor is the author of Venus in Transit , Trigonometric Delights, To Infinity and Beyond , and e: The Story of a Number (all Princeton). He teaches the history of mathematics at Loyola University in Chicago and at the Graham School of General Education at the University of Chicago.
Commended for Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Mathematics 2007 (United States).