TY - JOUR
AU - Emiliano De Catalina
PY - 2021/05/28
Y2 - 2022/01/18
TI - Angle Trisection, Bhaskara’s Proof, and Pythagorean Theorem
JF - Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal
JA - RMRJ
VL - 9
IS - 1
SE - Articles
DO - 10.32871/rmrj2109.01.01
UR - https://rmrj.usjr.edu.ph/rmrj/index.php/RMRJ/article/view/987
AB - This paper deals with 1) angle trisection, 2) Bhaskara’s first proof, and 3) Pythagorean theorem. The purpose of this paper is threefold. First, to show a new, direct method of trisecting the 900 angle using unmarked straight edge and compass; secondly, to show Bhaskara’s first proof of the Pythagorean theorem (c2 = a2 + b2) as embedded in this new, direct trisection of the 900 angle; lastly, to show the derivation of the Pythagorean theorem from this trisection of the 900 angle. This paper employs the direct dissection method. It concludes by presenting four points: a) the concept of trisectability as distinct from concept of constructability; b) the trisection of the 900 angle as really a new, different method; c) Bhaskara’s first proof of the Pythagorean theorem as truly embedded in this trisection of the 900 angle and; d) another way of deriving Pythagorean theorem from this trisection of the 900 angle.
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