Trigonometric Delights has 99 ratings and 5 reviews. William said: A nice refresher of my basic Trig, mixed with some interesting new concepts and histor. TRIGONOMETRIC Delights. ELI MAOR. “Here is trigonometry viewed through the lens of history — a rich, intriguing book that will leave readers shouting for Maor. Trigonometric Delights, by Eli Maor, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, , xiv + pp. figures, $ ISBN ; softcover;.
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Princeton University Press- Mathematics – pages. Paperbackpages. He shows how Greek astronomers developed the first true trigonometry.
He traces the slow emergence of modern, analytical trigonometry, recounting its origins in Renaissance Europe’s quest for more accurate artillery, more precise clocks, and more pleasing musical instruments. He presents both a survey of the main elements of trigonometry and a unique account of its vital contribution to science and social development. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Woven together in a tapestry of entertaining stories, scientific curiosities, and educational insights, the book more than lives up to the title Trigonometric Delights.
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Trigonometric Delights by Eli Maor
Rejecting the usual arid descriptions of sine, cosine, and their trigonometric relatives, he brings the subject trlgonometric life in a blend of history, biography and mathematics. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. But the first work to refer explicitly to the sine as a function of an angle is the Aryabhatiya of Aryabhata ca.
Nick rated it liked it Jun 27, Published March 17th by Princeton University Press first published He shows how Greek astronomers developed the first true trigonometry. In this book, Eli Maor provides a guide to the world of numbers to dispel that view.
Really suplamemts a course in trigonometry. He has published extensively in journals of mathematics and mathematics education and is the author of To Infinity and Beyonde: He traces the slow emergence of modern, analytical trigonometry, recounting its colorful origins in Renaissance Europe’s quest for more accurate artillery, more precise clocks, and more pleasing musical instruments.
Escher used geometric progressions in his art; and we learn how the toy Spirograph uses epicycles and hypocycles. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of It has a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation.
It has a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a glorified form deligghts geometry complicated by its tedious computation. Book ratings by Goodreads. We meet, ddelights instance, the Renaissance scholar Regiomontanus, who is rumored to have been poisoned for insulting a colleague, and Maria Agnesi, an eighteenth-century Italian genius who gave up mathematics to work with the poor–but not before she investigated a special curve that, due to mistranslation, bears the unfortunate name “the witch of Agnesi.
In Arabic — as also in Hebrew — words consist mostly of consonants, the pronunciation of the missing vowels being understood through common usage. Mar 28, Jef rated it it was amazing. Along the way, we see trigonometry at work in, for example, the struggle of the famous mapmaker Gerardus Mercator to represent the curved earth on a flat sheet of paper; we see how M.
When the Arabs translated the Aryabhatiyathey retained the word jiva without translating its meaning. Trigonometry has always maorr the black sheep of mathematics.
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Oct 16, Ann rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? When the Arabic version was translated into Latin, jaib was translated into sinuswhich means bosom, bay, or curve on lunar maps regions resembling bays are called sinus. Kitchen, Mathematics Teacher show more.
James Nickel rated it it was amazing Jun 05, In the work Aryabhata uses the word ardha-jya for the half-chord, Books by Eli Maor. Return to Book Page. 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.