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Plane trigonometry with practical applications,

Author: Leonard E Dickson
Publisher: Bronx, N.Y., Chelsea Pub. Co. [1970]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates the applicapility of trigonometry to navigation, land surveying, physics, and Mercator maps through simple problems and explanations.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard E Dickson
ISBN: 0828402302 9780828402309
OCLC Number: 100998
Notes: Reprint of the 1922 ed.
Description: x, 176, 35 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Trigonometric functions of acute angles Solution of right triangles by means of tables of the natural functions Traverse table; Solution of right triangles by inspection; Problems on forces and refraction of light Logarithms, slide rule Solution of right triangles by logarithms Navigation: Dead reckoning Part I. The sailings (true course assumed) Part II. Finding the true course; Compass corrections Land surveying Part I. Balancing a survey, area (true bearings assumed) Part II. Surveying instruments; Finding true bearings Trigonometric functions of any angle Solution of oblique triangles Relations between functions of several angles Graphs of the trigonometric functions and their inverses, radians List and index of formulas Index, including index to definitions Answers to certain of the first five exercises of each set Tables.
Responsibility: by Leonard E. Dickson.

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Introduces practical applications that offer the best means to drive home the principles of trigonometry and to make the subject vital.  Read more...

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