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CLIP 11267

Indian mathematicians and discoveries in trigonometry

Indian mathematicians and discoveries in trigonometry

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Key Info
  • Indian mathematicians and discoveries in trigonometry
  • Duration: 02:24
  • Marcus du Sautoy visits an ancient Indian observatory, and explores how Indian mathematicians used trigonometry to make celestial observations. Using examples in right angled triangles, du Sautoy looks at how it can be worked out how much further the sun is from the earth than the moon.
  • Subject:



    Historical and Cultural Roots

  • Keywords: trigonometry, angles, astronomy, elevation, sine, cosine, ratio, moon, sun
Ideas for use in class
  • As enrichment for a series of lessons on the practical uses of trigonometry.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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