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Trigonometry without sines cosines or tangents?

  1. Sep 24, 2005 #1
    http://physorg.com/news6555.html

    :!!) :!!) :!!) :!!) :!!)

    could this be the second coming?
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2005 #2
    I want tell you that the people wo creat that page really know how important colors play their roles in web-surfers' eyes. Simple but good looking.
    But I don't find it fun at all, perhaps because I am not well today.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2005 #3

    arildno

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    Dearly Missed

  5. Sep 24, 2005 #4
    lol damn =\
     
  6. Sep 24, 2005 #5

    Mk

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    Damn it like the Hoover Dam, V shoty, V!
     
  7. Sep 24, 2005 #6

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  8. Sep 24, 2005 #7

    Hurkyl

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    To be fair, the mathematics is not nonsense: it's the suggestions that this is a new thing, and that it's clearly superior to classical trigonometry.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2005 #8
    What irks me most is this quote. "Classical trigonometry" has been thoroughly proven correct, and he acts like it is wrong. What he's done is not a new thing: he's just using a few changes of variables.
     
  10. Sep 25, 2005 #9

    arildno

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    I stand corrected; I should have called it "silly" instead.
    There's a big difference between a correct, but silly approach and a nonsensical approach.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2005
  11. Sep 25, 2005 #10

    Tom Mattson

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    I'd have thought that this idea is so bad that it could only have come from the American educational system, but lookee there I was wrong.
     
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