## BABYLONIAN MATHETMATICS

As you probably know from your high school days, the Pythagorean theorem can be used to calculate the lengths of the sides of triangles....

BABYLONIAN MATHETMATICS

As you probably know from your high school days, the Pythagorean theorem can be used to calculate the lengths of the sides of triangles....

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BAUDHAYANA'S DISCOVERY OF PYTHAGORAS'S THEOREM

The Pythagorean rule seems to have been used for practical construction problems by the Babylonians and the Egyptians from around 1800 BC...

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THE PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM IN CHINA

There might also be a proof from China, which might even predate Pythagoras. It can be found in the Zhoubi Suanjing, a book dated to c....

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THALES

Thales is considered the first person to practice math for its own sake and not for some practical reason (for instance, for building...

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EUCLID'S ELEMENTS

Geometry reached its mature form around 300 BC, when Euclid connected all proofs that had been developed up to that point and showed they...

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THE DISCOVERY OF ZERO

The Babylonians had simply left a space open when they needed a zero in writing down large numbers. The Egyptians had a symbol for zero...

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