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Squigonometry: The Study of Imperfect Circles [r-libre/3031]

Morneau-Guérin, Frédéric (2023). Squigonometry: The Study of Imperfect Circles [review of the book from Poodiack, Robert D., & Wood, William E.]. MAA Reviews.

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Abstract: Certain books, due to the originality of the subject covered or the approach adopted, are unclassifiable. Squigonometry: The Study of Imperfect Circles certainly falls into this category. This singular work was born from the meeting of two mathematicians -- Robert D. Poodiack, a professor at Norwich University, Vermont and William E. Wood, a professor at the University of Northern Iowa -- both of whom had previously published research articles on squigonometry, generalized trigonometry arising from the study of the p-unit circle |x|^p+|y|^p=1 for p >= 1 in the same way that usual trigonometric functions arise naturally from the study of the x^2+y^2=1 closed curve. Thinking that a collaborative article would not allow them to exhaust the list of interesting themes related to their subject of shared interest, they decided to work together to write a monograph. The resulting book stands out due to its innovative character, the appealing nature of its subject and how clearly it is expressed and explained.
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Depositor: Morneau-Guérin, Frédéric
Owner / Manager: Frédéric Morneau-Guérin
Deposited: 29 Aug 2023 13:35
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2023 13:35

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