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 Jul 02, Elizabeth marked it as dnf-maybe-another-time. Mar 28, Jef rated it it was amazing. Maor also sketches the lives of some of the intriguing figures who have shaped years of trigonometric history. Paperbackpages. Looking for beautiful books? Andreas Lindblad rated it really liked it Apr 27, Triggonometric still, something I’d like to play more with in my spare time. My only complaint is the formatting of the book: Trigonometric Delights delkghts change forever our view of a once dreaded subject.

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Trigonometric Delights

Harsh Kumar rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Oct 16, Ann rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This made it harder to follow, and resulted in a tendency to skim rather than study. Bhupinder Singh rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Eduardo rated it really liked it May 21, 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.


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. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Maor is always good for a few back stories and elegant alternative proofs.

He presents both a survey of the main elements of trigonometry and a unique account of its vital contribution to science and social development. Rejecting the usual arid descriptions of sine, cosine, and their trigonometric relatives, he brings the subject to life in a compelling blend of history, biography, and mathematics.

Joanna Thomas rated it liked it Jul 15, Review quote “If you think trigonometry has no more surprises for you, read Trigonometric Delights, Eli Maor will change your mind.

Princeton University Press- Mathematics – pages. I highly recommend [it] to teachers who would like to ground their lessons in the sort of mathematical investigations that were undertaken throughout history. Ben Frisch rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Be the first to ask a question about Trigonometric Elu.


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. Maor also sketches the lives of some of the intriguing figures who have shaped four thousand years of trigonometric history.

Rejecting the usual arid descriptions of sine, trugonometric, and their trigonometric relativ Trigonometry has always been the black sheep of mathematics.

Emil Kerimov rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Woven together in a tapestry of entertaining stories, scientific curiosities, and educational insights, the book more than lives up to the title Trigonometric Delights. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Really suplamemts a course in trigonometry. It has a reputation as a dry and difficult subject, a glorified form of geometry complicated by tedious computation. James Nickel trigonomegric it it was amazing Jun 05,