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Applications of Trigonometry in Real life

There are many examples of and uses for trigonometry in our lives - from astronomy to carpentry to sound waves and even sports.
  • Trigonometry is commonly used in finding the height of towers and mountains.
  • It is used in navigation to find the distance of the shore from a point in the sea.
  • It is used in oceanography in calculating the height of tides in oceans
  • It is used in finding the distance between celestial bodies
  • The sine and cosine functions are fundamental to the theory of periodic functions such as those that describe sound and light waves.
  • Architects use trigonometry to calculate structural load, roof slopes, ground surfaces and many other aspects, including sun shading and light angles
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