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A Note on the Ratio of Arc Length to Chordal Length

The article illustrates a gap in some not-so-rigorous methods used by authors to use arc length to show the derivative of the sine function is the cosine function.

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924
Author(s): 
Paul Eenigenburg (Western Michigan University)
Publication Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2005
Original Publication Source: 
College Mathematics Journal
Original Publication Date: 
November, 1997
Subject(s): 
Geometry and Topology
Trigonometry
Trigonometric Functions
Topic(s): 
Differentiation: Calculation Rules
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Rating Count: 
83.00
Rating Sum: 
217.00
Rating Average: 
2.61
Author (old format): 
Paul Eenigenburg
Applicable Course(s): 
3.1 Mainstream Calculus I
Modify Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Average: 2.6 (83 votes)

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