I’ve recently become interested in rational right triangles — especially the relationship between their geometric and algebraic properties and possible applications to the solutions of Diophantine equations.
I’ve read the “basics” (relevant sections of compendia such as Dickson’s History; introductory chapters of advanced geometry texts; individual papers found through JSTOR; etc.), and now want to see some really in-depth works.
Hence I want to ask “What are the best books/papers on the properties of rational right triangles?”.
- Is that type of question appropriate on MSE? It’s almost certainly going to lead to lots of discussion and answers/comments, and can’t really be answered precisely (the way, for example, a question about a specific math problem can be).
- In light of the above, I thought it should be a “community wiki” question… But that box has been eliminated globally, and a quick search of this site shows me that CW is a touchy subject.
How should I proceed?