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Trigonometric delights, Eli Maor

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Trigonometric delights
Title
Trigonometric delights
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Eli Maor
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Language
eng
Summary
Trigonometry has always been an underappreciated branch 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 sc
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MHW
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton Science Library
Trigonometric delights, Eli Maor
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Trigonometric delights, Eli Maor
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1r2f46
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Prologue: Ahmes the Scribe, 1650 B.C.; Recreational Mathematics in Ancient Egypt; 1. Angles; 2. Chords; Plimpton 322: The Earliest Trigonometric Table?; 3. Six Functions Come of Age; Johann Müller, alias Regiomontanus; 4. Trigonometry Becomes Analytic; François Viète; 5. Measuring Heaven and Earth; Abraham De Moivre; 6. Two Theorems from Geometry; 7. Epicycloids and Hypocycloids; Maria Agnesi and Her ""Witch""; 8. Variations on a Theme by Gauss; 9. Had Zeno Only Known This!; 10. (sin x)/x; 11. A Remarkable Formula; Jules Lissajous and His Figures
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Extent
1 online resource (257 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400846757
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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