Monday, June 16, 2008

Shri Ram Gupta and Menelaus' theorem

Shri Ram Gupta ,Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jhansi has won accolades for extending two complex theorems of geometry.Teacher's works on Menelaus' theorem and cyclic polygons theorem have led to their extension to bring about approximate generali
-zations.Submitted to the American Mathematical Society on July 24 last year, the work was acknowledged by it as "extension" of Menelaus' and cyclic quadrilateral theorems.Gupta was interested in the study of Menelaus' theorem (named after the Greek mathematician) from the beginning and he was intrigued by the fact that the nature of all rectilinear figures was approximately the same. This led him to develop his postulate. Rectilinear figures refer to triangles and other geometric shapes containing any number of sides. His work, which can be used by architects in planning projects, is also the first ever copyright in geometry. he had made a presentation of his second theorem at NCERT.

1 comment:

Yash Shrivastava said...

I m very lucky and grateful that i m student of shri ram sir