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Published: 02 March 2020

192 Pages | 80 black and white illustrations

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198814313

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Trigonometry: A Very Short Introduction

Glen Van Brummelen

Very Short Introductions

  • Draws together the full history of trigonometry, stretching across two millennia and several cultures
  • Introduces the key concepts of trigonometry, drawing readers beyond the basic relationships first encountered in school to ideas such as curved space
  • Explores connections with genuine modern applications, including navigation, the analysis of music, and computer graphics
  • Shows how trigonometry has participated in big questions about the world, including the shape of the universe and the nature of infinity
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide