Stewart's Theorem and Apollonius' Theorem

Lukas Bulwahn 📧

July 31, 2017


This entry formalizes the two geometric theorems, Stewart's and Apollonius' theorem. Stewart's Theorem relates the length of a triangle's cevian to the lengths of the triangle's two sides. Apollonius' Theorem is a specialisation of Stewart's theorem, restricting the cevian to be the median. The proof applies the law of cosines, some basic geometric facts about triangles and then simply transforms the terms algebraically to yield the conjectured relation. The formalization in Isabelle can closely follow the informal proofs described in the Wikipedia articles of those two theorems.


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