Introduction to trigonometry
Trigonometry comes from two Greek words:
Trigonometry has been around since around the 3rd Century BC.
Using basic trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA), you can calculate missing sides and angles in right-angled triangles. With more advanced work, you can use trigonometry in any triangle. It also has many applications in advanced mathematics.
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- Maths is Fun has a full set of written notes on the basics of trigonometry.
- GCSE.com also has a series of notes on trigonometry basics, with some problems to try.
- Check out IXL for online problems with full solutions - practise using the three trigonometric identities to calculate sines, cosines and tangents.