Fundamentals of Trigonometry / Edition 9

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Completing the time-proven Swokowski/Cole precalculus series, this book helps students learn, understand, and appreciate trigonometry without compromising mathematical integrity. The book takes a unit-circle first approach to trigonometry and incorporates the use of the graphing calculator. Numerous application problems help motivate students toward success in learning trigonometry.
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"One of the best precalculus texts on the market . . . This is a wonderful text. Its strength is in the problems. I love the number and level of applications. The authors have also succeeded in designing a text for the use or non-use of the graphing calculator."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534361280
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/11/1998
  • Series: Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 1,232,517
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffery A. Cole has been teaching mathematics and computer science at Anoka-Ramsey Community College since fall 1981. He started working on the Swokowski series of precalculus texts in 1985 as an ancillary author, and has been a co-author since 1991. His contribution to the Swokowski texts also includes joining the revision team of the calculus text in 1989.
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Table of Contents

1. TOPICS FROM ALGEBRA Real Numbers / Rectangular Coordinate Systems and Graphs / Functions / Graphs of Functions / Inverse Functions / Exponential and Logarithmic Functions / Review Exercises / Discussion Exercises 2. THE TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS Angles / The Trigonometric Functions / Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions / Trigonometric Functions of Angles / Values of the Trigonometric Functions / Trigonometric Graphs / Additional Trigonometric Graphs / Applied Problems / Review Exercises / Discussion Exercises 3. ANALYTIC TRIGONOMETRY Verifying Trigonometric Identities / Trigonometric Equations / The Addition and Subtraction Formulas / Multiple-Angle Formulas / Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas / The Inverse Trigonometric Functions / Review Exercises / Discussion Exercises 4. APPLICATIONS OF TRIGONOMETRY The Law of Sines / The Law of Cosines / Trigonometric Form for Complex Numbers / De Moivre''''s Theorem and nth Roots of Complex Numbers / Vectors / The Dot Product / Review Exercises / Discussion Exercises 5. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS Exponential Functions / The Natural Exponential Function / Logarithmic Functions / Properties of Logarithms / Exponential and Logarithmic Equations / Review Exercises / Discussion Exercises 6. TOPICS FROM ANALYTIC GEOMETRY Parabolas / Ellipses / Hyperbolas / Plane Curves and Parametric Equations / Polar Coordinates / Polar Equations of Conics / Chapter 6 Review Exercises / Chapter 6 Discussion Exercises / APPENDIX I: USING A TI-82/83 GRAPHING CALCULATOR / APPENDIX II: COMMON GRAPHS AND THEIR EQUATIONS / APPENDIX III: A SUMMARY OF GRAPH TRANSFORMATIONS / APPENDIX IV: GRAPHS OF TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS AND THEIR INVERSES / APPENDIX V: COMPLEX NUMBERS / ANSWERS TO SELECTED EXERCISES / INDEX OF APPLICATIONS / INDEX
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