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20 Dec

The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonomtery

Now, do you really care how much mathematics went into building bridges, refrigerators, airplanes, or gasoline refinery? Mathematics is being used in every conceivable piece of technology, every branch of science, while some of it even proves useful to practically everyone in everyday life. So, my question is, Is it truly necessary to burden the students with a study of the subject which most of them won't be using in their work on the pretext of its extremely universal usefulness? I believe that past and present educational reforms keep beating a dead horse.

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