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The Trigonometric Functions

The Trigonometric Functions

Linked essay sketching trigonometry from its beginnings out of the early correspondence between astronomy and mathematics through the 18th century, with 17 references (books/articles). Influential thinkers addressed here include Menelaus, Ptolemy, Rheticus, Cavalieri, Viète, De Moivre, and Cotes. Each name is linked to a brief biography and annotated bibliography about each person.
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