The International Journal of Mathematics Research (IJMR) has recognized and published three new mathematical theorems that are developed by an Eritrean high school student as new to Mathematics.
Saied Mohammed Ali, who was a student at the Warsay – Yekealo Senior Secondary School in Sawa back in 2010, had inspired to explore for any possible means of converting the double and triple angle formulas that are used in trigonometry, which mainly work in angles, into side relationships. That led him to discover two new possible ways of conversion.
Named after his name, the two theorems are now published at the International Journal of Pure and Applied Science vol. 3 of 2010 as ‘Double Angle Triangle’ and ‘Triple Angle Triangle’ theorems. With the help of these new formulas, one can convert any double angle formula into double angle theorem and a triple angle formula into triple angle triangle theorem.
Saied said he was initially inspired by the Pythagoras theorem that later drive the famous formula C2 = A2 + B2 for calculating one side of a right angle triangle through side relationships.
Saied's two theorems could now solve different mathematical problems in geometry, survey, physics, mathematics, astronomy and navigation.
Saied again made some extra efforts to create his third theorem. The International Journal of Mathematics Research again published it as new found discovery on its Vol. 4, No.4 2012 edition [pp. 455-461] of the journal by introducing it to the world as ‘Eritrea’s Theorem’.
By making use of this new formula, Eritrea’s Formula, it is now pretty possible to find the other angles of a triangle based ONLY on the given hypotenuse or by multiplying the three angles of a triangle.
Explaining why he decided to name his third formula after his country, Saied said that:
“The tuition free education I am provided with in my homeland, Eritrea, is the very source for the success I have so far achieved. If it was not so, I could not reach this level of achievement.”
Young Saied Mohammed Ali had repeatedly shunned several invitations to participate at the International Science Conferences. Instead, he simply chose and currently studying medicine at the Orotta School of Medicine and Dentistry in Asmara.
Recognizing his exceptional contribution to the creative and innovative works, President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea awarded him with the highest Innovative and Creativity award – the Soira Award later this year.
(Source: from TesfaNews Magazine @ http://www.tesfanews.net/archives/8943 )