Trigonometric Delights

Trigonometric Delights

eBook - 2011
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Trigonometry has always been the black sheep of mathematics. It has a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. In this book, Eli Maor draws on his remarkable talents as a guide to the world of numbers to dispel that view. Rejecting the usual arid descriptions of sine, cosine, and their trigonometric relatives, he brings the subject to life in a compelling blend of history, biography, and mathematics. He presents both a survey of the main elements of trigonometry and a unique account of its vital contribution to science and soci.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781283379892
Characteristics: 1 online resource (251 pages)


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