#
The Pythagorean Theorem

The Pythagorean theorem, named for Pythagoras of Samos (c. 580
B.C -
500 B.C.), was known to the Babylonians one thousand years
earlier. It
states that if the side opposite the right angle in a right
triangle
(the hypotenuse) has length c and the other sides of the right
triangle
have lenghts a and b, then a^2 + b^2 = c^2.

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The Area of a Circle II,

The Sine Curve,

The Cosine Curve
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*Last updated, Jan. 29, 2008*

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