
05897303
j
2011e.00512
Stewart, Ian
Cooking the classics.
Math. Intell. 33, No. 1, 6171 (2011).
2011
Springer US, New York, NY
EN
E50
doi:10.1007/s0028301091899
In this nice paper, Professor Stewart presents nontraditional proofs to a variety of wellknown 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.''
Svitlana P. Rogovchenko (Ume{\aa})