The civil engineer and mathematics professor Emmanuel José García claims to have surpassed the formula of the German mathematician and astronomer Karl Brandan Mollweide, sometimes also called Mollweide’s equation or Newton’s formula.
Although Mollweide was immortalized by these trigonometric formulas, he was not the first to tackle these equations, other mathematicians like Isaac Newton had already discovered it.
Mollweide’s formula is a set of two relationships between the sides and angles of a triangle. This equation is particularly useful for checking the result, after solving an oblique triangle, since all six components of the triangle are involved.
Garcia narrated that the Indonesian mathematician and educator at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea, Nathanael Karjanto, sent him an email and expressed that his discovery deserves a respectable publication in the British journal “International of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology.”
“Of the half-angle formulas, the case for a triangle and for a cyclic quadrilateral was known, but the case for a general quadrilateral was not known. He wanted to use the half-angle formulas to develop other results, so what I did was apply the half-angle formulas to Newton’s formulas and I ended up generalizing them,” explained Garcia, 33.안전놀이터
He assures that no one else had discovered these advances because these formulas have been systematically ignored throughout history.
This work is not García’s first mathematical discovery, since a few years ago he demonstrated additional circles of Archimedean trees, used to calculate stresses in civil engineering.
García studied civil engineering at the Organization and Method Dominican University (OYM), where he is currently a professor of Calculus. He is also a math teacher at New Horizons College.