Thursday, March 5, 2009

Albert Einstein and the Pythagorean theorem

A preteen Albert Einstein devised a new proof of the Pythagorean theorem

About the Pythagorean theorem, Albert Einstein wrote:

'For example I remember that an uncle told me the Pythagorean theorem before the holy geometry booklet had come into my hands. After much effort I succeeded in "proving" this theorem on the basis of the similarity of triangles ...

Albert Einstein and the Pythagorean theorem.

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Level: High School, SAT Prep, College geometry

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