Author: I.M. Gelfand, Mark Saul
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In a sense, trigonometry sits at the center of high school mathematics. It originates in the study of geometry when we investigate the ratios of sides in similar right triangles, or when we look at the relationship between a chord of a circle and its arc. It leads to a much deeper study of periodic functions, and of the so-called transcendental functions, which cannot be described using finite algebraic processes. It also has many applications to physics, astronomy, and other branches of science. It is a very old subject. Many of the geometric results that we now state in trigonometric terms were given a purely geometric exposition by Euclid. Ptolemy, an early astronomer, began to go beyond Euclid, using the geometry of the time to construct what we now call tables of values of trigonometric functions. Trigonometry is an important introduction to calculus, where one stud ies what mathematicians call analytic properties of functions. One of the goals of this book is to prepare you for a course in calculus by directing your attention away from particular values of a function to a study of the function as an object in itself. This way of thinking is useful not just in calculus, but in many mathematical situations. So trigonometry is a part of pre-calculus, and is related to other pre-calculus topics, such as exponential and logarithmic functions, and complex numbers.
Author: Frederick Anderegg, Edward Drake Roe
I Hate Trig!
Author: Jesse Moland, Jr.
Publisher: Jesse Moland
This guide is a collection of concepts that are often missed or overlooked by students who are just beginning trigonometry. It is not a magical cure-all, but a supplemental tool.
Publisher: Walch Publishing
Covers sum and difference formulas, trigonometric equations, inverse trigonometric functions, and more. Builds concept development with challenging problems nd exercises. Meets National Mathematics standards.
Author: Cynthia Y. Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The third edition of Cynthia Young's Trigonometry brings together all the elements that have allowed instructors and learners to successfully "bridge the gap" between classroom instruction and independent homework by overcoming common learning barriers and building confidence in students' ability to do mathematics. Written in a clear voice that speaks to students and mirrors how instructors communicate in lecture, Young's hallmark pedagogy enables students to become independent, successful learners. Varied exercise types and modeling projects keep the learning fresh and motivating. Young continues her tradition of fostering a love for succeeding in mathematics by introducing inquiry-based learning projects in this edition, providing learners an opportunity to master the material with more freedom while reinforcing mathematical skills and intuition. The seamless integration of Cynthia Young's Trigonometry 3rd edition with WileyPLUS, a research-based, online environment for effective teaching and learning, continues Young's vision of building student confidence in mathematics because it takes the guesswork out of studying by providing them with a clear roadmap: what to do, how to do it, and whether they did it right. WileyPLUS sold separately from text.
Author: Dennis G. Zill, Jacqueline M. Dewar
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Designed for the one-term course in trigonometry, the Third Edition incorporates all of the many teaching and learning tools that have made Zill's texts a resounding success. A rich pedagogy and an extensive supplements package make this text a must-have resource for students and instructors alike. Zill takes care to include a full set of engaging and motivating features for students, including a wide range of word problems and specific applications, historical accounts of mathematicians, and a strong variety of relevant exercises. These extensive exercises give students the opportunity to test their comprehension, challenge their understanding, and apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
Author: James Stewart, Lothar Redlin, Saleem Watson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
TRIGONOMETRY is designed to help you learn to think mathematically. With this text, you can stop relying on merely memorizing facts and mimicking examples—and instead develop true, lasting problem-solving skills. Clear and easy to read, TRIGONOMETRY illustrates how trigonometry is used and applied to real life, and helps you understand and retain what you learn in class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.