Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Glen Van Brummelen

Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Princeton University Press
Publication date: December 2012
ISBN: 9781400844807
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Spherical trigonometry was at the heart of astronomy and ocean-going navigation for two millennia. The discipline was a mainstay of mathematics education for centuries, and it was a standard subject in high schools until the 1950s. Today, however, it is rarely taught. Heavenly Mathematics traces the rich history of this forgotten art, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam, and the modern West used spherical trigonometry to chart the heavens and the Earth. Glen Van Brummelen explores this exquisite branch of mathematics and its role in ancient astronomy, geography, and cartography; Islamic religious rituals; celestial navigation; polyhedra; stereographic projection; and more. He conveys the sheer beauty of spherical trigonometry, providing readers with a new appreciation for its elegant proofs and often surprising conclusions.

Heavenly Mathematics is illustrated throughout with stunning historical images and informative drawings and diagrams that have been used to teach the subject in the past. This unique compendium also features easy-to-use appendixes as well as exercises at the end of each chapter that originally appeared in textbooks from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

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Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Glen Van Brummelen
Princeton University Press, December 2012
ISBN: 9781400844807
EAN:  2370004632407
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List Price: $35.00 eBook price: $32.99
Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Glen Van Brummelen
Princeton University Press, December 2012
ISBN: 9781400844807
EAN:  9781400844807
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $35.00 eBook price: $32.99