In this page trigonometry we are going to see the history and the definition of angles and their measures.

This word  is derived from two Greek words "Trigon" and "metra".This is providing the relationship between the measurements and sides of the angle in a triangle.

Definition of angle:

An angle is formed when two rays originate from a common point.One of the rays is called the initial arm and the other ray the terminal arm of the angle.The common point is called the vertex.The rotation of the ray can be performed either in the anti clockwise direction or in a clockwise direction.

If OA and OB are the initial and terminal sides of an angle,then the angle is denoted by the symbol ∠AOB.Sometimes it is convenient to position angle in a Cartesian coordinate plane by taking the vertex at the origin and the initial arm as the positive x-axis when an angle is positioned in the above way.To measure an angle we use as units called degree.

Degree measure:

When a ray makes one complete rotation in the anticlockwise direction,we say that an angle of measure 360° is formed.Measurement of all other angles are based on a 360° angle.An angle whose measure lies between 0 degree and 90° is called acute angle. A 90° is called right angle and a 180° angle is called a straight angle.If the sum of two angles is 90° then the two angles are called complementary.When the sum of the two positive angles is 180° the two angles are said to be supplementary.In this topic we must know about the Pythagorean theorem.

The side AC is called the hypotenuse of the right triangle. The side which is opposite to 90 degree is called the hypotenuse side  and it is the longest side and is opposite to the right angle. Greek mathematician Pythagoras  has found that the length of the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the length of the squares on the other two sides.That is

AC²  = AB² + BC². This is knows as Pythagoras theorem.

Related Topics

  1. Trigonometric Ratios
  2. Trigonometric formulas
  3. Trigonometric Identities
  4. Complementary Angles
  5. Values Of Certain Angles
  6. Heights And Distances
  7. Double Angle Formulas
  8. Half Angle Formulas
  9. Compound Angle Formulas
  10. 3A formulas
  11. Compound angles sum and differences
  12. Sum to product forms
  13. Trigonometry-Problems Using Identities
  14. Trigonometry Practical Problems

Quote on Mathematics

“Mathematics, without this we can do nothing in our life. Each and everything around us is math.

Math is not only solving problems and finding solutions and it is also doing many things in our day to day life.  They are: 

It subtracts sadness and adds happiness in our life.    

It divides sorrow and multiplies forgiveness and love.

Some people would not be able to accept that the subject Math is easy to understand. That is because; they are unable to realize how the life is complicated. The problems in the subject Math are easier to solve than the problems in our real life. When our people are able to solve all the problems in the complicated life, why can we not solve the simple math problems?

Many people think that the subject math is always complicated and it exists to make things from simple to complicate. But the real existence of the subject math is to make things from complicate to simple.”