Alternative Proofs To Euclid's Propositionsby moe darklight Tags: alternative, euclid, proofs, propositions 

#1
Nov1109, 11:50 PM

P: 411

So lately I've been trying to start practicing proving things without being given a prompt (as in actually finding something out, not answering the question: "prove so and so"), which I'd never done before.  But then the bummer is not knowing the name of what you've just proved
So after searching I found out that one is a proof of Euclid's proposition 37 from book I (Triangles which are on the same base and in the same parallels equal one another).  Is there a website where I can find alternative proofs from the one given in the actual book? I used an algebraic proof and I want to find out who came up with it.  I found websites with a bazillion (ok, more like 3 or 4) alternative proofs to the pythagorean theorem, but I can't find a website with proofs to the other propositions. Is there like a proofs directory somewhere out there or something? 


Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
Some questions regarding Propositions and the Liar's Paradox.  Set Theory, Logic, Probability, Statistics  3  
Logic: Propositions & Connectives  Calculus & Beyond Homework  0  
How to find alternative proofs?  General Math  48  
Are there propositions  General Discussion  14 