Trigonometry

# Where was trigonometry first thought to be used?

###### Wiki User

###### 2014-07-09 19:22:28

Trigonometry was first used by the ancient Babylonians and

Egyptians. Babylonians used it primarily in their astronomical

calculations and there is some debate over whether this was

actually trigonometry or some other form of calculation. However,

the Egyptians did use a primitive form of trigonometry while

building the pyramids. A scribe known as Ahmes actually performed a

trigonometric solution in his "The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus"

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### What field of science first used trigonometry?

physics and math at the same time According to Morris Kline,
Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, Oxford
University Press New York, 1972, trigonometry was first developed
in connection with astronomy, with applications to navigation and
construction of calendars. This was around 2000 years ago. Geometry
is much older, and trigonometry built upon geometry.

###### Asked in Trigonometry

### How is trigonometry ues today?

Trigonometry is used in the design and construction of
buildings, cars, planes, and many other objects. Trigonometry is
used in physics and engineering whenever forces, waves, fields, and
vectors are involved. Trigonometry is used in music and acoustics
to design speakers, instruments, and concert halls. Trigonometry is
used to coordinate launches OS space shuttles. Trigonometry is used
to navigate ships and planes. Nearly every part of modern life uses
trigonometry in some way.