Jost B\"urgi's Method for Calculating Sines

@article{Folkerts2015JostBM,
  title={Jost B\"urgi's Method for Calculating Sines},
  author={M. Folkerts and Dieter Launert and A. Thom},
  journal={arXiv: History and Overview},
  year={2015}
}
  • M. Folkerts, Dieter Launert, A. Thom
  • Published 2015
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: History and Overview
  • For a long time it has been known that in the 16th century the Swiss mathematician Jost B\"urgi found a new method for calculating sines, but no information about the details has been available. Recently a manuscript written by B\"urgi himself has come to light in which he explains his algorithm. It is totally different from the traditional procedure which was used until the 17th century. In the first part of the article the standard method is explained which was rooted in Greek antiquity with… CONTINUE READING
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