A New Kind of Trigonometry

From the sound of this article from, Dr Norman Wildberger, a University of New South Wales academic, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.

Does this mean schools the world over will be updating their curriculum? It makes me happy because I was one of those students that memorized the old rules for trigonometry long enough to take the tests and then promptly forget about them. I hope it’s safe to assume these new rules can be applied to computer programming and physics as well.

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