Saturday, September 17, 2005

New trigonometry is a sign of the times

physorg (article)

Mathematics students have cause to celebrate. A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.
What's more, his simple new framework means calculations can be done without trigonometric tables or calculators, yet often with greater accuracy.



The Math Ninja said...

Crazy. But why isn't the title "New Trigonomety is a sine of the times"?

nettymus said...

Cool! That was the part of math I was bad at! (also, very clever, nicole!)