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The Doctrine of Triangles

A History of Modern Trigonometry

Glen Van Brummelen



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Princeton University Pres
08 June 2021
An interdisciplinary history of trigonometry from the mid-sixteenth century to the early twentieth
The Doctrine of Triangles offers an interdisciplinary history of trigonometry that spans four centuries, starting in 1550 and concluding in the 1900s. Glen Van Brummelen tells the story of trigonometry as it evolved from an instrument for understan
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 155mm, 
ISBN:   9780691179414
ISBN 10:   0691179417
Pages:   392
Publication Date:  
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Glen Van Brummelen is dean of the faculty of natural and applied sciences at Trinity Western University, and a historian of mathematics and astronomy. His many books include The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth: The Early History of Trigonometry and Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry (both Princeton).

Reviews for The Doctrine of Triangles: A History of Modern Trigonometry

Glen van Brummelen has prepared a highly recommended, accessible and definitive history of the subject that will serve as a resource for scholars for decades to come. ---Daniel Otero, MAA Reviews The Doctrine of Triangles is an informative and valuable reference work. ---Wallace A Ferguson, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

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