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Visual Mathematics

I created this board to showcase the beauty of mathematics via pictures; some things may be standalone piece of art, others need some understanding... (more)

Prime numbers are, as you should've known in elementary school, numbers which are divisible by 1 and itself only, excluding 1. Here is the list of first 7 prime numbers:... (more)

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Written Aug 23, 2012 · Upvoted by David Joyce, Professor of Mathematics at Clark University and Anurag Bishnoi, Ph.D. student in Mathematics at Ghent University.

For those of you who still wants a few more proofs without words, here it is:

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Updated Feb 6, 2012 · Upvoted by David Joyce, Professor of Mathematics at Clark University and Jeremy Bulow, Professor of Economics, GSB at Stanford University

Pythagoras, for its beauty, and because it reminds me of the great Jacob Bronowski.

(In case anyone does not 'get' it: The total area of white does not change as the coloured triangles move within the large square, so the large white area equals the total of the two smaller ones. The three areas are quadrilaterals, with the correct length of sides and t... (more)