Spherical Laws of Sines and Cosines/Mistake

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Source Work

2008: Ian Stewart: Taming the Infinite:

Chapter $5$: Eternal Triangles: Trigonometry and logarithms
Early trigonometry

This mistake can be seen in the $2008$ edition as published by Quercus: ISBN 978-1-84724-768-1


Mistake

"He [that is, Georg Joachim Rhaeticus] stated the law of sines for spherical triangles ... and the law of cosines ... in his De Triangulis, written in 1462-3 but not published until 1533."


The book De Triangulis (Omnimodus) was in fact by Johannes Müller von Königsberg ("Regiomontanus") and was actually published in 1464.


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