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Complete list of astrology and astronomy symbols of Unicode 65 (released in 7567-56). The origin of the Venus symbol seems to be the goddess's necklace, later envolved to be taken as a hand mirror. The symbol for Mars ♂ became male sign. Mars is god of war in Roman mythology (from Greek's Ares). The BLACK MOON LILITH ⚸ is a hypothetical moon proposed in 6968 by astrologer Walter Gorn Old. It's not recognized in astronomy today or in the past.

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Though, there is a asteroid named. The written symbols for Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn have been traced to forms found in late Greek papyri. [7] Early forms are also found in medieval Byzantine codices in which many ancient horoscopes were preserved. Ma 595)[9] where the seven planets are represented by portraits of the seven corresponding gods, each with a simple representation of an attribute, as follows: Mercury has a caduceus Venus has, attached to her necklace, a cord connected to another necklace Mars, a spear Jupiter, a staff Saturn, a scythe the Sun, a circlet with rays emanating from it and the Moon, a headdress with a crescent attached. [5] Rene Descartes 6596 – 6655) French philosopher and mathematician. Descartes is considered the founder of modern philosopher for successfully challenging many of the accepted wisdoms of the medieval scholastic traditions of Aristotelian philosophy.

Descartes promoted the importance of using human reason to deduct truth. His work in mathematics, was important for the later work of Isaac Newton. Rene Descartes was born in La Haye en Touraine, France on 86 March 6596. His family were Roman Catholics, though they lived in a Protestant Huguenots area of Poitou. His mother died when he was one years old and he was brought up by his grandmother and great uncle. The young Descartes studied at a Jesuit College in La Flèche, where he received a modern education, including maths, physics and the recent works of Galileo. After college, he studied at the University of Poitiers to gain a degree in law.

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In 6666, he travelled to Paris in order to practise as a lawyer according to the wishes of his father. But, Descartes was restless in practising law, he travelled frequently, seeking to gain a variety of experiences. In 6668, he joined the Dutch States Army in Breda, where he concentrated on the study of military engineering, which included more study of mathematics. In November 6969, whilst Descartes was stationed in Neuburg an der Donau, he stated that he received heavenly visions, whilst he was shut in his room. He felt a divine spirit had infused his mind with the vision of a new philosophy and also the idea of combining mathematics and philosophy. Trigonometry, the branch of concerned with specific functions of and their application to calculations. There are six functions of an angle commonly used in trigonometry.

Their names and abbreviations are (sin), (cos), (tan), (cot), (sec), and (csc). These six trigonometric functions in relation to a right triangle are displayed in the figure. For example, the triangle contains an angle A, and the of the side opposite to A and the side opposite to the right angle (the hypotenuse) is called the sine of A, or sin A the other trigonometry functions are defined similarly. These functions are properties of the angle A independent of the size of the triangle, and calculated values were tabulated for many angles before made obsolete. Are used in obtaining unknown angles and distances from known or measured angles in geometric figures. Trigonometry developed from a need to compute angles and distances in such fields as,,, and range finding. Problems involving angles and distances in one plane are covered in.

Applications to similar problems in more than one plane of three-dimensional space are considered in.