Fractal Tessellations from Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem

L. Kerry Mitchell
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2004)
Pages 335–336

Abstract

The Pythagorean theorem can be proven geometrically through the use of dissections of squares and triangles. Four of these decompositions are paired into two compound dissections, which are used to create novel images.

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