Because it has such a strong ability to explain space and the relationships between angles, trigonometry is used in almost every branch of modern physics, according to Clark University. Any field of physics that includes... More »

Students usually learn AP physics by completing a course during high school. Activities in an AP physics course include reading a college-level physics textbook, completing laboratory experiments and solving mathematical... More » Science Physics

Successfully working through trigonometry problems requires knowledge of the properties of triangles as well as the ability to measure and understand the ratios called sine, cosine and tangent. Using equations associated... More » Math Geometry Trigonometry

Ancient Egyptian and Greek philosophers used an early form of trigonometry that involved calculating chords to obtain the angles of a triangle. This method was effective for Euclidean plane geometry, but the heart of tri... More » Math Geometry Trigonometry

Trigonometry is used in many fields of applied and practical sciences, such as astronomy, geography, physics and engineering. Trigonometry is used in astronomy to determine the distance from Earth to various nearby stars... More » Math Geometry Trigonometry

Trigonometry has applications in a number of scientific fields, ranging from geography and astronomy to engineering and physics. One of the most important early real-life examples of trigonometry involved using the knowl... More »

"Plane trigonometry" is a branch of mathematics that focuses on the relationship between the sides and angles of a triangle. Plane trigonometry builds upon the basic concepts of Euclidean geometry, and it has application... More »