In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It also gave tables of natural sine functions to 15 decimal places, and the tan and sec functions to 10 decimal places.
- When you move the cursor over a button on the calculator, a description of its function appears - sine of a number, cosine, secant, etc.
- He gave a table of secants and, although Delambre credited him with the first use of this function, it had appeared earlier in the work of Copernicus.
- The secant and cosecant were not used by the early astronomers or surveyors.
- The secant of this angle is 1.61806 which is remarkably close to the golden ratio 1.618034.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.