What We Are Reading Today: The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History by Eli Maor

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Updated 13 January 2020

What We Are Reading Today: The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History by Eli Maor

By any measure, the Pythagorean theorem is the most famous statement in all of mathematics. 

In this book, Eli Maor reveals the full story of this ubiquitous geometric theorem.

Although attributed to Pythagoras, the theorem was known to the Babylonians more than a thousand years earlier. Pythagoras may have been the first to prove it, but his proof— if indeed he had one— is lost to us. 

The theorem itself, however, is central to almost every branch of science, pure or applied. 

Maor brings to life many of the characters that played a role in its history, providing a fascinating backdrop to perhaps our oldest enduring mathematical legacy.


K-pop bands Super Junior, NCT 127 to perform in Dubai

Super Junior, also known as SJ or SuJu, is a South Korean boy band that rose to fame following the release of their best-selling single, “Sorry, Sorry,” in 2009. (Supplied)
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K-pop bands Super Junior, NCT 127 to perform in Dubai

DUBAI: K-pop bands Super Junior and NCT 127, along with other South Korean groups, are set to perform in the UAE at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on March 20.

RGP, LABOUM and Jun will also hit the stage.

Super Junior, also known as SJ or SuJu, is a South Korean boy band that rose to fame following the release of their best-selling single, “Sorry, Sorry,” in 2009.  The group has received a number of awards, including 13 prizes at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, as well as 19 from the Golden Disc Awards .

In 2019, the group released their ninth studio album, “Time Slip,” and embarked on their eighth music tour.

NCT 127 made their official debut with “NCT #127” in 2016. The EP ranked second on the Gaon Album Chart.