One application of trigonometry in the real world is determining the distance and location of faraway objects. This is useful in navigation and in surveying. Historically, trigonometry was also applied to determine the p... More »

One of the most common applications of trigonometry in everyday life is the use of triangulation to determine the height of buildings, mountains, trees and other very tall or distant objects. Similar trigonometric functi... More »

Trigonometry is often used in real world applications, such as astronomy, architecture, engineering, music theory and geography. Trigonometry was originally developed for geography and astronomy. More »

Trigonometry is used to measure the distance to stars in the solar system, and the motion of nearby stars compared to more distant stars. The method of measuring distance in space is called trigonometric parallax. More »

One of the most common applications of trigonometry in everyday life is the use of triangulation to determine the height of buildings, mountains, trees and other very tall or distant objects. Similar trigonometric functi... More »

The ancient Greeks were the first to develop the conceptual framework of trigonometry. The noted Greek astronomers Hipparchus, Menelaus and Ptolomy contributed in advancing the field. More »

In the real world, sinusoidal functions can be used to describe mechanical functions such as the swinging of a pendulum or natural phenomena such as hours of daylight. Sinusoidal functions graph wave forms. More »