@article {MATHEDUC.05897303,
author = {Stewart, Ian},
title = {Cooking the classics.},
year = {2011},
journal = {The Mathematical Intelligencer},
volume = {33},
number = {1},
issn = {0343-6993},
pages = {61-71},
publisher = {Springer US, New York, NY},
doi = {10.1007/s00283-010-9189-9},
abstract = {In this nice paper, Professor Stewart presents non-traditional proofs to a variety of well-known classical results, including, for instance, a demonstration of the irrationality of root two, a proof of a basic property of integers, the solution of polynomial algebraic equations by radicals, the trisection of angles, to mention a few. Making no claims of originality or superiority, he argues that ``it's a useful exercise to find alternatives to the classic proofs, some of which have become clich\'{e}s and some of which do make a bit of a mouthful of things that can be done more clearly and more simply.''},
reviewer = {Svitlana P. Rogovchenko (Ume{\aa})},
msc2010 = {E50xx},
identifier = {2011e.00512},
}