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    Re: Emergency sun declination
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2004 May 27, 09:25 -0400

    
    On May 21, 2004, at 8:20 PM, Trevor J. Kenchington wrote:
    
    > Fred,
    >
    > For when you return from Maine: The point that you appear to be missing
    > is that Doug's #3 and #4 are not two sides of any triangle but two
    > distances measured along the same radius of a circle.
    >
    >
    > Trevor Kenchington
    >
    >
    > You wrote:
    >
    >> Trevor,
    >>
    >> I'm not sure what point it is I'm supposed to be missing, but Doug is
    >> finding the sine of 61 degrees by a graphical method while I was
    >> finding it using sine tables or a calculator or a Taylor series.  A
    >> Taylor series is how the tables are calculated, and, I'm not sure of
    >> this one, but believe it to be correct, how the calculator evaluates
    >> it.  The radius in Doug's method is the hypotenuse of the triangle and
    >> Doug's height is the opposite side, except he translates it to the
    >> y-axis to measure it.
    >>
    >> Off to Maine, so I'll be off-list for 5 days.
    >
    >
    > Previously, you wrote:
    >
    >
    >>> > A graphical method of computing the sine of a function.  Sine is
    >>> > opposite over the hypotenuse. #3 =opposite, #4=hypotenuse.
    >
    >
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