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  • Philosopher’s Index. Bowling Green: Philosophy Documentation Center, 1967–.Provides abstracts of articles from over 400 philosophy journals as well as anthologies and books published from 1940 to the present. The index is available in print and electronic formats.

  • BioethicsWeb guide to reputable Web resources on topics such as genetically modified food, medical ethics, cloning, stem cell research, and animal welfare. Based in the UK, this site is supported by the Wellcome Trust, a nonprofit organization that funds research into human and animal health, and is part of the Resource Discovery Network.
  • Contemporary Philosophy, Critical Theory, and Postmodern Thought compilation of Web-based sources on postmodernism, including important philosophers, background information, and primary texts. The site was created by Martin Ryder of the University of Colorado at Denver.
  • Ethics Updatehttp://ethics.acusd.eduProvides bibliographic essays and links to content on ethics theory, teaching and learning, and applied ethics topics such as euthanasia, animal rights, bioethics, and world hunger. The site includes audio and video files as well as textual information. Edited by Lawrence W. Hinman at the Values Institute, University of San Diego.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophyhttp://plato.stanford.eduOffers authoritative articles that are updated to reflect changes in the field. Entries are kept current by experts in philosophy and reviewed by an editorial board, based at the Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University. Because the project is a work in progress, some topics are not yet covered.
  • World Wide Web Virtual Library: Philosophy at the University of Bristol in the UK, this site offers a database-driven, annotated listing of reputable Web sites in philosophy. Those of special note are marked “Editor’s Choice.”

  • Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. Ed. Ruth Chadwick. 4 vols. San Diego: Academic Press, 1998.Provides lengthy, scholarly discussions of the ethical aspects of issues such as affirmative action, animal rights, and genetic screening as well as contemporary views on theories of humanism, hedonism, and utilitarianism.
  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics. Ed. Warren T. Reich. Rev. ed. 5 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1995.Covers issues and controversies in bioethics in lengthy, scholarly articles, each accompanied by a bibliography of key sources. Because bioethics is a rapidly changing field, some of the information may be out of date; be sure to check current sources as well.
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Ed. Paul Edwards. 8 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1967–. With supplement.Offers articles on movements, concepts, and philosophers. Though dated, this work is both scholarly and accessible, so it provides a good starting place for research, particularly on traditional and classical philosophers. For more contemporary approaches, see the Routledge Encyclopedia, at the end of this section.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. By Simon Blackburn. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.Offers succinct definitions of terms in philosophy, primarily Western, and biographical entries on individual philosophers.
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 10 vols. London: Routledge, 1998.The most important current encyclopedia of the field, this work extends the classic Encyclopedia of Philosophy by adding both new topics and approaches to philosophy and also by including new approaches and new research on classical philosophy. New areas covered include philosophical approaches based on feminism, postcolonialism, poststructuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism. Some libraries may subscribe to an online version of this work.

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    Seneca College – Canada

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    The mission of Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is to contribute to the Canadian society by being a transformational leader in providing students with career-related education and training. Seneca College has approximately 90,000 part-time and 17,000 full-time students.
    The College is a place of opportunities, to make goals a reality. Students can choose from more than 260 careers and receive the academic foundation, workplace experience and practical training needed to succeed. The College also offers co-operative education programs that allow students to gain real work experience.
    Seneca College is dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of students. This ensures that the curriculum remains relevant for present careers. The College has transfer agreements with educational institutions across Canada and around the globe. Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology has a dedicated faculty and staff, as well as facilities and…

    Jane Campus
    Main Campus
    At the Jane Campus / Centre for New Technologies students are registered in pre-apprenticeship programs for Tool and Die Maker, Precision Machining and Mould Maker trades. Seneca College’s online store allows students to purchase goods without having to wait in line at one of the campus bookstores. This online store has items from all Seneca stores, including the computer store. Students can have purchases sent directly to them or they can pick them up in one of the stores….

    Other Campuses:

    King Campus
    Newnham Campus
    Seneca@York Campus
    Markham Campus


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    Move on to non-right triangles

    Move on to non-right triangles.. Because non-right triangles do not have a right angle (that’s kind of the definition), the three trigonometric ratios play a smaller role here (although they can also be used in some situations). Rather, two other rules become very important: The Sine Rule, and The Cosine Rule. The following articles explain these rules in detail.

    Start with studying right-angled triangles.

    Start with studying right-angled triangles. Right angled triangles are easy to study and will give you a good grasp of basic trigonometry and the three trigonometric ratios.

    • Familiarize yourself with the three sides of a right-angled triangle.
      1. The hypotenuse is the side opposite the right angle. It is the biggest side of any right triangle.
      2. The two other sides are called the legs of the triangle. If you pick any angle in the triangle (besides the right angle), you will see that one leg is adjacent to the angle, and the other leg is opposite the angle.
    • Familiarize yourself with the three trigonometric ratios, the base of trigonometry:
      1. The Sine of any angle is the ratio of the length of the side opposite it to the length of the hypotenuse.
      2. The Cosine of any angle is the ratio of the length of the side adjacent to it to the length of the hypotenuse.
      3. The Tangent of any angle is the ratio of the Sine of the angle to the Cosine of the angle. It is often also taken as the ratio of the opposite to the adjacent. The first definition is especially of help in solving trigonometric equations and proving identities while the second is sufficient for a basic study of trigonometry.