[These pages were authored by the late Thoki Yenn, and were restored here from the Internet Archive by Erik Demaine, with contributions of missing files from various readers (notably Tommy Stevens, Roberto Morassi, and Boaz Shuval). If you spot any other bugs like missing images or pages, please report them.]

Square Roots & Circular Thought

Square roots and circular thoughts
This is a picture of the red herring, by which Plato fooled Euclid and many later students of the Dialog Timaeus. The colouring of the diagram is made by me to emphazise the figure and at the same time distract from the importance of the relationship between the quarter circle in the yellow square partly hidden behind the blue A-format, and the diagonal in the double square, which is the same as a half square..
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