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The Theorem of Pythagoras

Author: Tom M Apostol; Robert Lattanzio; California Institute of Technology.; Project Mathematics!
Publisher: [Pasadena] : California Institute of Technology, ©1988.
Series: Project mathematics.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : Partial animation : Secondary (senior high) school   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After posing problems from real life than can be solved by using the Pythagorean theorem, the videotape provides a historical perspective together with several different animated proofs. The theorem is extended to three dimensions. A dramatic view of the earth shows why the theorem fails on the surface of a sphere.
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Genre/Form: Animated films
Educational films
Nonfiction films
Short films
Material Type: Partial animation, Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom M Apostol; Robert Lattanzio; California Institute of Technology.; Project Mathematics!
OCLC Number: 21266302
Notes: Guide includes: outline of program, script, illustrations, study questions, and index.
Originally produced in 1988.
Credits: Computer animation, James F. Blinn, Sylvie Rueff ; editor, Robert Lattanzio.
Performer(s): Narrator: Al Hibbs.
Target Audience: High school and community college mathematics students.
Description: 1 videocassette (26 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide (30 pages : illustrations).
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Project mathematics.
Responsibility: the California Institute of Technology presents ; produced by Project Mathematics! ; creator and writer, Tom M. Apostol.

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After posing problems from real life than can be solved by using the Pythagorean theorem, the videotape provides a historical perspective together with several different animated proofs. The theorem is extended to three dimensions. A dramatic view of the earth shows why the theorem fails on the surface of a sphere.

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