tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1562268808442741817.post5578085398922587820..comments2016-09-15T16:17:39.814-05:00Comments on True Science for the Real World: Simpsons... traducciones... y el Teorema de Pitágoras....Jöshua Duharthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09662655834924043620noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1562268808442741817.post-70506426048711910482011-06-14T14:51:05.369-05:002011-06-14T14:51:05.369-05:00Let l be the length of one the equal sides of an ...Let l be the length of one the equal sides of an equilateral triangle and h be its high wile b will stand for the length of its base.<br />Then, <br /><br /> b = 2 SQRT{ (l – a) (l + a) }<br /><br />This is a straightforward derivation using the famous Pythagoras’ theorem.<br />For the Theorem, very few people know how to prove it by geometrical methods; we all use the now classical approach of dividing a perfect square with another (smaller one) producing, at the same time 4 rectangular triangles.<br /><br />Now the TV shows should start with a phrase like the one that was at the entrance of the ancient Greek academy <br />"Let no one ignorant of geometry enter here"<br /><br />Anyhow, a program like The Simpsons is not the best approach to learn any science.HGDuhartnoreply@blogger.com