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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Applications of Trigonometry in Real life

  • Trigonometry is commonly used in finding the height of towers and mountains.

  • It is used in navigation to find the distance of the shore from a point in the sea.

  • It is used in oceanography in calculating the height of tides in oceans

  • It is used in finding the distance between celestial bodies

  • The sine and cosine functions are fundamental to the theory of periodic functions such as those that describe sound and light waves.

  • Architects use trigonometry  to calculate structural load, roof slopes, ground surfaces and many other aspects, including sun shading and light angles