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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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. Too much history and not enough trigonometry. Looking for beautiful books? My only complaint is the formatting of the book: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
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Trigonometry has always been the black sheep of mathematics. Neo rated it really liked it Aug 02, Be the first to ask a question about Trigonometric Delights. Woven together in a tapestry of entertaining stories, scientific curiosities, and educational insights, the book more than lives up to the title Trigonometric Delights.
Description Trigonometry has always been the black sheep of mathematics. He presents both a survey of the main elements of trigonometry and an account of its vital contribution to science and social development. To ask other readers questions about Trigonometric Delightsplease sign up.
By using our website you agree to our triglnometric of cookies. It has a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. Maor does it again in this fascinating collection of essays on trigonometry. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Maor also sketches the lives of some of the intriguing figures who have shaped four thousand years of trigonometric history.
He shows how Greek astronomers developed the first true maorr. Samantha Herdman rated it liked it Jan 15, Princeton University Press- Mathematics – pages.
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Delighta 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. Eduardo rated it really liked it May 21, Maor is always good for a few back stories and elegant alternative proofs. Rejecting the usual arid descriptions of sine, cosine, and their trigonometric relativ Trigonometry trigonomrtric always been the black sheep of mathematics.
In Arabic — as also in Hebrew — words consist mostly of consonants, the pronunciation of the missing vowels being understood through common usage. Oct 16, Ann rated it really liked it Shelves: Maor, whose previous books have demystified the concept of infinity and the unusual number “e,” begins by examining the “proto-trigonometry” of the Egyptian pyramid builders. In this book, Eli Maor provides a guide to the world of numbers to dispel that view. Despite the attention needed to follow the proofs, this is a delightful book and the proofs are well worth the effort.
Trigonometric Delights will change forever our view of a once dreaded subject.