3:00 p.m., Friday (February 14th)

Math Annex 1100

Bill Casselman
Mathematics, UBC

4,000 years of Pythagoras' Theorem

The theorem that c^2= a^2+ b^2 has been discovered independently by many cultures in the course of time, and greatly admired by others. I'll present a history of the theorem in images. The talk will be as much about the use of technology in mathematical exposition and the role of mathematics in general culture as about ancient history.

Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, Math Annex (Room 1115).

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