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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Book ratings by Goodreads. Emil Kerimov rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Other writers followed, and soon the word sinus — or sine in its Engl version – became common in mathematical texts throughout Europe. 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.
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kent rated it really liked it Nov 22, He jaor both a survey of the main elements of trigonometry and a unique account of its vital contribution to science and social development. Harsh Kumar rated it it deligths amazing Aug 06, This made it harder to follow, and resulted in a tendency to skim rather than study. The essays are a combination of history, biographical vignettes, proofs and applications ranging from Pythagoras to elj projections to Fourier who avoided geometry like the Plague.
My only complaint is the formatting of the book: Open Preview See a Problem? Marcin Sobieszczanski rated it it was ok Aug 03, Rejecting the usual arid descriptions of sine, cosine, and their trigonometric relatives, he brings the subject to life in a blend of history, biography and mathematics. The 24 rows of values each represent an increment of 3: Highly recommended for math tourists and those interested in intellectual history. He has published extensively in journals of mathematics and mathematics education and is the author of To Trigonometruc and Beyonde: He is the author of To Infinity and Beyond, e: Lists with This Book.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. He shows how Greek astronomers developed the first true trigonometry. We meet, for instance, the Renaissance scholar Regiomontanus, who is rumored to have been poisoned for insulting a colleague, and Maria Agnesi, an eighteenth-century Dlights 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.
Trigonometric Delights by Eli Maor
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.
Charlotte Bouckaert rated it really liked it Apr 10, Trigonometric Delights Eli Maor Limited preview – Description Trigonometry has always been the black sheep of mathematics. Published March 17th by Princeton University Press first published The Best Books of Ketan C Bhaidasna rated it really liked it Sep 10, When the Arabs translated the Aryabhatiyathey retained the word jiva without translating its meaning. 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.
Srinivasan rated it really liked it Aug 16, Vaibhav rated it really liked it May 04, Ross rated it liked it Feb 26, I highly recommend [it] to teachers who would like to ground their lessons in the sort of mathematical investigations that were undertaken throughout history. Andreas Lindblad rated it really liked it Apr 27, Mar 14, William rated it really liked it. A nice refresher of my basic Trig, mixed with some interesting new concepts and historical backgrounds of several important mathematicians.
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In this book, Eli Maor draws on his remarkable talents as a guide trigomometric the world of numbers to dispel that view. Maor presents the basic trigonometric functions, cosine and sine in the historical development of their uses from concrete geometry to more abstract number theory, a far cry from the introduction many had in high school.