Trigonometry

  • Christopher T. J. Dodson
  • Elizabeth A. Gonzalez

Abstract

From their graphs, the trigonometric functions are not linear, so we are not surprised by the following. The sine (or any other trigonometric function) of a sum of angles is not equal to the sum of the sines. For instance, consider the sine of \(\frac{\pi }{6} + \frac{\pi }{4}\).

Keywords

Sine 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher T. J. Dodson
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. Gonzalez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of Toronto Instructional and Research ComputingTorontoCanada

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