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[HM] First incommensurables, Theaetetus, etc
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Jan 3, 1999 12:45 PM




Re: [HM] First incommensurables, Theaetetus, etc
Posted:
Dec 21, 1998 8:57 PM


> It could certainly have meant the diagonal and side of a pentagon, whose > incommensurability is even easier to prove from the Euclidean algorithm > than that of the diagonal and side of a square. > This is precisely the von Fritz claim, and what Ash made even easier by using a golden rectangle, but the problem is the lack of any significant documentation.
Mike Deakin



