Reply to post: Re: Special cases

Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

wiggers

Re: Special cases

The point is, the special cases were well known in the ancient world, pre-Greek. So this tablet simply confirms that and provides more evidence for how far back it was known.

It is not 'better' than sin/cos/tan, it's simply a collection of useful special cases.

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