Although one of Pythagoras' contributions to mathematics was the Pythagorean Theorem, he also proved other axioms, worked on prime and composite numbers and found an irrational number. Pythagoras was a Greek mathematicia... More »

Pythagoras was a Greek philosopher and mathematician. He is best known for his contributions to mathematics, particularly the Pythagorean Theorem, and for founding the Pythagorean religion, whose adherents may have contr... More » World View Philosophy

Pythagoras often receives credit for the discovery of a method for calculating the measurements of triangles, which is known as the Pythagorean theorem. However, there is some debate as to his actual contribution the the... More »

Pythagoras is most famous for the Pythagorean Theorem, which shows the relationship between the length of the two legs of a right triangle and the length of its hypotenuse. He is also famous for other aspects of his math... More »

Srinivasa Ramanujan made great contributions to the field of mathematics, including a collaboration with well-known mathematician H.G. Hardy in developing the formula for the number, p(n), of partitions of a number "n." ... More »

The exact cause of Pythagoras' death is unknown. There are numerous stories related to the circumstances of his death, but none is confirmed as true. More »

The index found in a book is a list of the topics, names and places mentioned in it, together with the page numbers where they can be found. The index is usually found at the back of a book. More »