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Trigonometry. By: Justin Ferranto. What is Trigonometry?. Trig. Basically deals with the study of triangles. Mathematicians use trig. to study relationships between the sides and angles of a triangle. . Where did Trig. originate?.

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Trigonometry

Trigonometry

By: Justin Ferranto


What is trigonometry
What is Trigonometry?

  • Trig. Basically deals with the study of triangles.

  • Mathematicians use trig. to study relationships between the sides and angles of a triangle.


Where did trig originate
Where did Trig. originate?

  • Trig. is believed to have originated from the Greek words “trigonon” and “metron” which mean triangle and measure.


Mathematician who founded trigonometry
Mathematician who founded trigonometry

  • The main mathematician who invented trig was Hipparchus.

  • Hipparchus was born at Nicaea in Bithynia and was believed to be the main mathematician who invented trig.


Four real world applications that involve trig
Four real-world applications that involve trig.

  • It’s used to find the distance between stars and other things in space

  • Used in oceanography to calculate thetheight of the tides.

  • Used to find the height of towers and mountains.

  • Architects use it to determine structural load, roof slopes, ground surfaces, etc.


Trig functions
Trig functions

The six trig functions are sine, cosine, tangent, Secant, Cosecant, and Cotangent.

Three most used: sine, cosine, and tangent.

Sine- Tangent- Cosecant-

Cosine- Secant- Cotangent-


Interesting trig website
Interesting trig. website

  • http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/trigonometry.html

  • Basically gives an introduction to trigonometry.


A fun trigonometric project
A fun trigonometric project.

  • G:\Trigonometry Project Information Sheet.doc


What is the unit circle
What is the unit circle?

  • The unit circle is just a circle with a radius of one.


Works cited
Works Cited:

  • Martin, C., and C. Wilborn. WiseGeek. Conjecture, 19 May 2012. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. rigonometry.htm>.

  • Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~cherlin/History/Papers2000/hunt.html>.

  • "FASCINATING FACTS OF MATHEMATICS." : Applications of Trigonometry in Real Life. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://malini-math.blogspot.com/2011/08/applications-of-trigonometry-in-real.html>.

  • "Trigonometry Functions - Introduction." Introduction to the 6 Trigonometry Functions. Web. 03 Sept. 2012. <http://www.mathopenref.com/trigfunctions.html>.


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