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SQUARE ROOT
IRRATIONAL
BK VIII
PYTHAGORAS
HIPPASUS
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Definitions

  1. Hippasus (or Hippasos) is attributed with the discovery of the existence of irrational numbers.

Son

  1. They cast lots to decide which of their children they would eat and selected Hippasus, son of Leucippe.

Square Root

  1. According to the legend, Hippasus, who first proved the irrationality of the square root of two, was drowned at sea as a consequence. (Web site)

Irrational

  1. Hippasus (or Hippasos) is attributed with the discovery of the existence of irrational numbers.

Bk Viii

  1. Bk VIII:260-328. The son of Actor, and the father of Hippasus and brother of Cleatus. (Web site)

Pythagoras

  1. For Pythagoras was the son of Mnesarchus, the son of Euphranor, the son of Hippasus.

Hippasus

  1. He was a Trojan warrior and killed, during the Trojan War, by Ajax.[1] Agelaus of Miletus, son of Hippasus.
  2. The story goes that Hippasus discovered irrational numbers when trying to represent the square root of 2 as a fraction. (Web site)
  3. The ancient Greeks usually attributed its discovery to Pythagoras (or to the Pythagoreans, notably Theodorus) or to Hippasus of Metapontum. (Web site)

Categories

  1. Encyclopedia of Finance. > Technology > Invention > Discovery
  2. Irrational
  3. Encyclopedia of Keywords > Thought > Pythagoreans
  4. Science > Mathematics > Numbers > Pythagoras
  5. Trojan Warrior
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