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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Published March 17th by Princeton University Press first published It has a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. Samantha Herdman rated it liked it Jan 15, Rejecting the usual arid descriptions jaor sine, cosine, and their trigonometric relatives, he brings the subject to life in a compelling blend of history, biography, and mathematics.
Now begins an interesting etymological evolution that would eventually lead trigonoketric our modern word ” sine “. Escher used geometric progressions in his art; and we learn how the toy Spirograph uses epicycles and hypocycles.
Despite the attention needed to follow the proofs, this is a delightful book and the proofs are well worth the effort.
We find the word sinus in the writings of Gherardo of Cremona c. Despite the attention Maor does it again in this fascinating collection of essays on trigonometry. It has a reputation as a dry and trigonometeic subject, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. We meet the Renaissance master Regiomontanus, who is rumoured to have been poisoned for insulting a colleague, and Maria Agnesi, an 18th-century Italian genius who gave up mathematics to work with the poor – but not before she investigated a special curve that, due to a mistranslation, bears the unfortunate name “the witch of Agnesi.
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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. A nice refresher of my basic Trig, mixed with some interesting new concepts and historical backgrounds of several important mathematicians. Mar 14, William rated it really liked it.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Bhupinder Singh rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Escher used geometric progressions in his art; and we learn how the toy Spirograph uses epicycles and hypocycles. Nahin, author of Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers “This book will appeal to a general audience interested in the history of mathematics.
The essays are a combination of history, biographical vignettes, proofs and applications ranging from Pythagoras to map projections to Fourier who avoided geometry like the Plague.
Srinivasan rated it really liked it Aug 16, Trigonometric Delights Eli Maor Limited preview – Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Woven together in a tapestry of entertaining stories, scientific curiosities, and educational insights, the book more than lives up to the title Trigonometric Delights.
He shows how Greek astronomers developed the first true trigonometry. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This made it harder to follow, and resulted in a tendency to skim rather than study. Princeton University Press- Mathematics – pages. He has published extensively in journals of mathematics and mathematics education and is the author of To Infinity and Beyonde: But still, something I’d like to play more with in my spare time.