Trigonometry: 1 definition
Trigonometry means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
The Surya Siddhanta contains the roots of modern trigonometry. Its trigonometric functions jyā and koti-jyā (reflecting the chords of Hipparchus) are the direct source (via Arabic transmission) of the terms sine and cosine. It also contains the earliest use of the tangent and secant when discussing the shadow cast by a gnomon in verses 21–22 of Chapter 3.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Search found 2 books and stories containing Trigonometry; (plurals include: Trigonometrys). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Complete works of Swami Abhedananda (by Swami Prajnanananda)
Chapter 6 - The Influence of India on Western-Civilization < [Discourse 1 - India and Her People]
Chapter 1 - The Ideal of Education < [Discourse 2 - The Ideal of Education]
Chapter 5 - Education in India < [Discourse 1 - India and Her People]
History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)