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January 2012

Drafts for Special angle relationships: Submit them here!

As some of you know, I have suggested that several pages related to angles be merged into a single article. These are:

Please take your time to create drafts for the new article and post them beneath this message, under a sub-header titled "Draft by <username>". You may also submit them in the talk pages for any of the aforementioned articles. If you have comments for a particular draft, you can post them beneath that user's draft. Eventually, we'll pick the best one to be mainspaced.

Thanks!

The Doctahedron (22:12, 6 December 2011 (UTC))

You are assuming that there is consensus to do the merge when there isn't and putting up a page to implement it only half an hour after putting up the banner to announce the discussion. I strongly object to the Transversal (geometry) article being merged and feel this merger is being pushed though without the proper discussion and consensus building.--RDBury (talk) 00:01, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Two people supported the merger, see Talk:Vertical angles#Merge? for more info. But I see your point. 00:04, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Draft for Cosine

This is a preview (first 100 words) of the Cosine article. The full text of the article can be found at /Cosine.

Much of the text of this article was copied and pasted from Sine. You can help. Leave your comments below.

In mathematics, the cosine function is a function of an angle. In a unit circle, cosine gives the distance of a point on said circle from the x-axis, while the sine function gives its distance from the y-axis. The function can be equivalently defined as the ratio of the length of the leg adjacent to an angle of a right triangle to that of the hypotenuse.

Cosine is commonly listed after sine, second amongst the trigonometric functions.

Like the sine function, the cosine function is used to model periodic phenomena such as waves, the position and velocity... (Read more)

Not really sure why we need an article on cosine (or on sine for that matter), given that there's an article on trigonometric functions. Before you put too much effort into creating this page, I suggest you initiate a discussion proposing it, on the talk page of trigonometric functions or at WikiProject Mathematics, and put an alert to that discussion on whichever page you don't put the discussion on.
Incidentally, you've got it backwards in the above draft: it should say
cosine gives the distance of a point on said circle from the y-axis, while the sine function gives its distance from the x-axis.
(Measuring horizontally gives a distance from the vertical axis, etc.)
I hope you contribute a lot in the coming years to Wikipedia! Duoduoduo (talk) 23:56, 6 January 2012 (UTC)
There's already a discussion here. I will put up a notice on WPM. Cheers, The Doctahedron, 21:04, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks. I usually sign by copying and pasting a fake username, because 1) my parents don't want me to register for an account, and 2) this semi-protects my IP address (although you can still click the link to go here). This is what it looks like: Cheers, The Doctahedron, 16:44, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
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Reaper Eternal (talk) 15:05, 28 December 2011 (UTC)