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Mathematics: is it the fabric of MEST?
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You're right. That is beautiful. I'd never seen that before.
ReplyDeleteYou inspired me to write a post this afternoon about the converse to that identity.
ummm ... a, b, and c are the angles of a single triangle.
ReplyDeletei learned this here.
oh. heck. there it is
ReplyDeleteright in your post:
a + b + c = 180^\circ.
so my attempt at a correction
was misguided. i really *did*
learn this at polymath, though ...
Start off with tan(a+b)=tan(\pi-c)=-tan(c). Then expand tan(a+b) using the additive identity. It follows easily from there.
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