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- Enumerating pythagorean triangles
- Rangel-Mondragon, Jaime
- Ensino Médio::Matemática
- There is a one-to-one correspondence between positive rational numbers q less than 1 and points with positive rational coordinates (x,y) on the unit circle. This correspondence is achieved by joining the point (-1,0) with (0,q) and extending the line to intersect the unit circle at (x,y) as shown in this Demonstration. As any integral solution of the equation a²+b²=c² corresponding to a Pythagorean triangle can be put in the form (a/c)²+(b/c)²=1, we can associate Pythagorean triangles with points with positive rational coordinates on the unit circle. This Demonstration shows the n^(th) rational number and its associated n^(th) Pythagorean triangle. By varying n, can you find the only Pythagorean triangle with a side equal to 2009 that exists in the given range? Alas, the first rational with a part equal to 2009 is 30/2009 and it occurs at n=154876, too far out of our range n<1000
- Wolfram demonstrations project
- Educação Básica::Ensino Médio::Matemática::Geometria
- Enumerar os triângulos pitagóricos com coordenadas racionais positivas, em uma circunferência unitária. Esta demonstração mostra que para valores muito grandes ou muito pequenos de n, pode-se obter triângulos relacionados a estes valores, chamados n-ésimos triângulos
- This demonstration needs the "MathematicaPlayer.exe" to run. Find it in http://objetoseducacionais2.mec.gov.br/handle/mec/4737
- Demonstration freeware using MathematicaPlayer
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