Trigonometry for Dummies

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Trigonometry for Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

384 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Jan 2005

ISBN-13: 9780764569036

ISBN-10: 0764569031

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A plain-English guide to the basics of trig
From sines and cosines to logarithms, conic sections, and polynomials, this friendly guide takes the torture out of trigonometry, explaining basic concepts in plain English, offering lots of easy-to-grasp example problems, and adding a dash of humor and fun. It also explains the "why" of trigonometry, using real-world examples that illustrate the value of trigonometry in a variety of careers.
Mary Jane Sterling (Peoria, IL) has taught mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria for more than 20 years. She is also the author of the highly successful Algebra For Dummies (0-7645-5325-9).

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Jan 2005
ISBN-13: 9780764569036
ISBN-10: 0764569031
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.34 x 0.86 x 9.26
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Chapter outline

Introduction
The Basics
Trouncing Trig Technicalities
Coordinating Your Efforts with Cartesian Coordinates
Functioning Well
Getting Your Degree
Dishing Out the Pi: Radians
Getting It Right with Triangles
Trigonometric Functions
Doing Right by Trig Functions
Trading Triangles for Circles: Circular Functions
Applying Yourself to Trig Functions
Identities
Trig's Basic Identities
Operating on Identities
Proving Identities
Equations and Applications
Investigating Inverse Trig Functions
Solving Trig Equations
Obeying the Laws
The Graphs of Trig Functions
Graphing Sine and Cosine
Graphing Tangent and Cotangent
Graphing Other Trig Functions
Topping Off Trig Graphs
The Part of Tens
Ten Basic Identities . . . Plus One
Ten Not-So-Basic Identities
Ten Ways to Find the Area of a Triangle
Ten Sine Curves Representing Monthly Temperatures
Trig Functions Table
Index

Book description

A plain-English guide to the basics of trig

From sines and cosines to logarithms, conic sections, and polynomials, this friendly guide takes the torture out of trigonometry, explaining basic concepts in plain English, offering lots of easy-to-grasp example problems, and adding a dash of humor and fun. It also explains the "why" of trigonometry, using real-world examples that illustrate the value of trigonometry in a variety of careers.

Mary Jane Sterling (Peoria, IL) has taught mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria for more than 20 years. She is also the author of the highly successful Algebra For Dummies (0-7645-5325-9).

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