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Trigonometric Functions

Abstract

The motto in this section is: the higher the level of abstraction, the better.

Why is it interesting?

Imagine Bob The Alien visits Earth to study our species.

Without new words, humans are hard to describe: “There’s a sphere at the top, which gets scratched occasionally” or “Two elongated cylinders appear to provide locomotion”.

After creating specific terms for anatomy, Bob might jot down typical body proportions:

  • The armspan (fingertip to fingertip) is approximately the height
basic_tools/trigonometric_functions.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/25 17:26 by jakobadmin