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Topic: John Gabriel's Thread on Mathematics.
Replies: 231   Last Post: Mar 22, 2014 9:23 PM

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 Peter Percival Posts: 2,623 Registered: 10/25/10
Re: New Calculus for Dummies.
Posted: Mar 9, 2014 9:54 AM

John Gabriel wrote:
> On Saturday, 8 March 2014 21:09:44 UTC+2, Peter Percival wrote:
>[...], I'd still like to know how you define sin(x).
>
> sin(x)= opposite / hypotenuse - that's how sine is defined.

In "sin(x) is defined to be ...", x has to appear free in the "..."
unless sin(x) is a constant. So what's the connection between
opposite/hypotenuse and x?

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