HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
AmirZohar
User Rank
Iron
Re: It's all numbers
AmirZohar   7/23/2013 5:25:23 PM
NO RATINGS
Thank you, Ann. That's a good point. I didn't think of the multiple things Pythagoras could be related to. So it was a good teaser, I hope. 

In this case, we were all looking at the numbers for a long time, and there was no easy relationship that jumped out to point us in the right direction. Until this ancient formula cleared the fog...

Thanks for your comment.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: It's all numbers
Ann R. Thryft   7/23/2013 3:29:03 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for a fun story. When I saw the headline I wondered if it was the old hypotenuse theorem that would be the subject. Pythagoras was a philosopher as well as a mathematician--it was easy to be both in the ancient world--and he is also known for other ideas. But this theorem was the first thing about mathematics I learned that made math seem powerful and almost mysterious, and I never forgot the rule.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
It's all numbers
naperlou   7/23/2013 9:43:52 AM
NO RATINGS
Amir, that is an interesting problem and resolution.  It is interesting that anyone noticed. 

 

Pythagoras believed that everything is number.  It seems that we see that in many situations, like this one.  Yes, he would be smiling.

<<  <  Page 2/2


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Forget doping. Officials at this yearís Tour de France are looking for a very different form of cheating -- electric motors hidden inside the seat tubes of bicycles.
Through my first-hand experience at MEMS Engineer Forum in Japan, itís clear to me that the IoT is real and that the Japanese are amply prepared for it and are executing on it today.
A new fixings and fastening system for assembling structural, load-bearing composite components promises 54% better adhesion, plus less weight and better mechanical performance than current composite fixing designs.
A cross-disciplinary team of scientists at Harvard University have invented a bionic leaf that can turn solar energy into fuel.
Following in the tracks of the fabled rocket plane programs of the 1940s, NASA engineers are now laying the plans for a new twist on the future of aviation -- a battery-powered airplane.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service