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Title: The Trigonometric Functions
Url: http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/HistTopics/Trigonometric_...
Creator: O'Connor, J. J.
Robertson, E. F.
Publisher: University of St. Andrews
Description: Linked essay sketching trigonometry from its beginnings out of the early correspondence between astronomy and mathematics through the 18th century, with 17 references (books/articles). Influential thinkers addressed here include Menelaus, Ptolemy, Rheticus, Cavalieri, Viète, De Moivre, and Cotes. Each name is linked to a brief biography and annotated bibliography about each person.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Biography
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- History
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Trigonometry
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Trigonometry
Mathematics -- History
Resource Type: Mathematics Materials
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Format: html
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: History and Biography
Trigonometry
Date Of Record Release: 2008-09-19 03:00:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2008-09-18 11:50:29 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Math Forum
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