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Topic: Why trig?
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RE: Why trig?
Posted: Mar 31, 1997 2:49 PM
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--- On Mon, 31 Mar 1997 12:55:16 -0500 hessnesh@hugse1.harvard.edu wrote:

>You are teaching a group of skeptical high school students trigonometry and
>they need to know "Why do we learn Trigonometry?"
>Unacceptable answers:
>1. It's the next unit in the book.
>2. The curriculum committee says you have to.
>3. It's on the SAT.
>4. Mathematicians find it "elegant."
>5. In case you ever need to know the height of a flag pole.
>Thank you.
>Sharon Hessney

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You need trig if you're ever going to study wave mechanics, be an electrical engineer, plot orbits of the planets,...

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