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    Trigonometry discovered to have come from Babylonians 1500 years before the Greeks

    The origins of trigonometry is usually attributed to Hipparchus.

    Two mathematicians from UNSW have discovered that trigonometry came from Babylonians 1500 years earlier.

    Here is The Telegraph article on it:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2...y-maths-could/

    Here is the more thorough research article in Historia Mathematica:

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...15086017300691
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    Re: Trigonometry discovered to have come from Babylonians 1500 years before the Greek

    Go UNSW!!
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