The X and Y axes in the Cartesian coordinate system form right angles,
and the line between the origin and any point not on either X or Y axis is the hypotenuse of a right triangle.
The sine and cosine in modern trigonometry are ratios of the hypotenuse with the opposite
and adjacent sides of a right triangle whose hypotenuse starts at the origin of the X and Y axes
and ends at the circumference of the unit circle whose center is the origin.
The Greek root of the word trigonometry is trigōnon,
an ancient triangular lyre or harp.
The vibration of musical strings create standing waves
and their form can be expressed using trigonometric functions.
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