Facts related to "Trigonometry"

Renowned scientist Michael Faraday, whose work on electromagnetism made him one of the most influential physicists in history, had little formal education. In particular his knowledge of maths extended only to the simplest algebra, and he was unaware of trigonometry. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.β¦

A parsec is a distance meaning an object is 206,265 Astronomical Units away. The distance is defined as one arcsecond (1/3600 of a degree) difference you will see when looking at "nearby" stars with the Earth on opposite sides of the sun. It's trigonometry for astronomers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parβ¦

Today I learned about Richard Feynman who taught himself trigonometry, advanced algebra, infinite series, analytic geometry, and both differential and integral calculus at the age of 15. Later he jokingly Cracked the Safes with Atomic Secrets at Los Alamos by trying numbers he thought a physicist might use. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricβ¦

A university maths professor helped a pig farmer prove in court that a hot air balloon startled his pigs causing them to fall into a ditch and die by using trigonometry and a photograph telegraph.co.uk/news/eartβ¦

The Babylonians actually discovered Trigonometry about 1,500 years before the Greeks. Not only were their tables more accurate because of their base-60 numerical system (which made thirds more accurate), but their approach using ratios is something relatively novel to us, today. telegraph.co.uk/science/2β¦

The Babylonians beat the Greeks to the invention of trigonometry - the study of triangles - by more than 1000 years. phys.org/news/2017-08-matβ¦

The trigonometry terms βsineβ and βcosineβ, when translated literally from Latin, mean βwithoutβ and βwithwithoutβ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisβ¦

There are advanced slide rules that can calculate cube roots, sine values for trigonometry, and raised numbers to various powers sliderulemuseum.com/SR_Coβ¦

Trigonometry was invented by Muslim mathematicians as a way for worshippers to calculate the direction to Mecca for prayer nrich.maths.org/6908

An 11th century scientist in Egypt calculated the depth of the atmosphere using optics and trigonometry lostislamichistory.com/ibβ¦

Humans were considered the first computers starting in the early 17th century. These individuals would compute long calculations pertaining to algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and astronomy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humβ¦

The first Sine table was prepared by Aryabhatta around 500 CE for for the computation of the half-chords in Trigonometry www-history.mcs.st-andrewβ¦

Richard Norwood was executed after a witch trial because his trigonometry symbols were thought to be communications with the devil dp.hightechhigh.org/~dstaβ¦

AbΕ« al-WafΔ' BΕ«zjΔnΔ« was a Persian mathematician and astronomer who worked in Baghdad and made important innovations in spherical trigonometry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ab%β¦

In 1882, there were job postings to recruit 'computers,' those skilled in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and astronomy query.nytimes.com/mem/arcβ¦

Indian Mathematician-Astronomer Aryabhata created treatise that " covers arithmetic, algebra, plane trigonometry, and spherical trigonometry....continued fractions, quadratic equations, sums-of-power series, and a table of sines"...at the age of 23 in the year 499CE. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4β¦

Amazon uses advanced trigonometry to operate their "sort by department" menu bjk5.com/post/44698559168β¦

An ellipse is always an oval, but an oval is not always an ellipse. (Ellipses are a subset of ovals) differencebetween.com/difβ¦

The man with the highest IQ in the world was solving integral calculus problems at age 3. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimβ¦

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