We are still alive. We are currently in the process of exporting each post to our new site (by hand). The end date is ∞ days away! Pythagoras' theorem is both the oldest and the most important nontrivial theorem in mathematics. This is the first part of the first lecture of a course on the History of Mathematics, by N J Wildberger, the discoverer of Rational Trigonometry. We will follow John Stillwell's text Mathematics and its History (Springer, 3rd ed). Generally the emphasis will be on mathematical ideas and results, but largely without proofs, with a main eye on the historical flow of ideas. A few historical tidbits will be thrown in too... In this first lecture (with two parts) we first give a very rough outline of world history from a mathematical point of view, position the work of the ancient Greeks as following from Egyptian and Babylonian influences, and introduce the most important theorem in all of mathematics: Pythagoras' theorem. 2048 is a singleplayer online and mobile game created in March 2014 by 19yearold Italian web developer Gabriele Cirulli, in which the objective is to slide numbered tiles on a grid to combine them and create a tile with the number 2048. It can be regarded as a type of sliding block puzzle, and is very similar to the Threes! app released a month earlier. As some of us have figured out, this is a very addicting game. It is available as a online game as well as a mobile game. To help feed people's addiction, we are proud to present another place where you can play it! Want a nonflash version? If so, check outhttp://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/ for a JavaScript version. On a mobile device? If so, check out the webbased version at http://git.io/2048 or use an app like the ones listed below! Android
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