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The Square Root of Two = 1.41421 35623 73095 ...
Year of Award: 1998
Award: Trevor Evans
Publication Information: Math Horizons, April 1997, pp. 5-8
Summary: A discussion of the irrationality of the square root of 2.
About the Author: (from Math Horizons, April (1997)) Martin Gardner (aka “Mr. Mathematical Games”) has written more than 60 books on mathematics, magic, Alice in Wonderland, and scores of other topics.