Friday, September 30, 2005

Trigonometry: Now With Algebra

I'm late to the party on this news as well, but a professor at the University of New South Wales, Dr Norman Wildberger, has apparently redefined trigonometry in such a way as to remove sines, cosines, and tangents, replacing them with "elementary arithmetic." It's a remarkable intellectual achievement, and it appears to be entirely valid.

Here's the link (via Slashdot):

Oh, and if you want to read some typically funny and esoteric comments from the Slashdotters, look at the comments section below the post at this link:

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