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Often, trigonometry students leave class believing that they understand a concept but are unable to apply that understanding when they get home and attempt their homework problems. This mainstream yet innovative text is written by an experienced professor who has identified this gap as one of the biggest challenges that trigonometry professors face. She uses a clear voice that speaks directly to students- similar to how instructors communicate to them in class. Students learning from this text will overcome common barriers to learning trigonometry and will build confidence in their ability to do mathematics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118101131
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition Binder Ready Version
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 1,227,659
  • Product dimensions: 7.91 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia Young received her BA in Math Education from UNC in 1990, has two masters, one in Mathematical Sciences from UCF in 1993 and a second in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 1997. Finally, she received a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington in 1996. She is already a tenured professor at UCF and is very actively involved in the supervision of UCF's graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Before becoming an award-winning Associate Professor at UCF, Cynthia taught High School. Cynthia received numerous grants and was named the principal investigator on six military and academic research projects. She has been an administrator/advisor to the Florida Space Institute at the Kennedy Space Center since 1998. Cynthia is a veteran presenter at conferences and conventions and has published over a dozen journal articles. In addition, she has been a contributor to several texts, including a College Algebra workbook for McGraw-Hill. Lastly, she edited the Marcel Decker's Optical Engineering Encyclopedia.
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1  Right Triangle Trigonometry
1.1 Angles, Degrees and Triangles
1.2 Similar Triangles
1.3 Definition 1 of Trigonometric Functions: Right Triangle Ratios
1.4 Evaluating Trigonometric Functions: Exactly and with Calculators
1.5 Solving Right Triangles

CHAPTER 2  Trigonometric Functions
2.1 Angles in the Cartesian Plane
2.2 Definition 2 of Trigonometric Functions: Cartesian Plane
2.3 Trigonometric Functions of Non-Acute Angles
2.4 Basic Trigonometric Identities

CHAPTER 3  Radian Measure and Circular Functions
3.1 Radian Measure
3.2 Arc Length and Area of a Circular Sector
3.3 Linear and Angular Velocities
3.4 Definition 3 of Trigonometric Functions: Circular Functions

CHAPTER 4  Graphing Trigonometric Functions
4.1 Basic Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions: Amplitude and Period
4.2 Translations of the Sine and Cosine functions: Phase shift
4.3 Graphs of Tangent, Cotangent, Cosecant, and Secant Functions

CHAPTER 5  Trigonometric Identities
5.1 Fundamental Identities
5.2 Verifying Trigonometric Identities
5.3 Sum and Difference Identities
5.4 Double and Half Angle Identities
5.5 Product and Sum Identities

CHAPTER 6 Solving Trigonometric Equations
6.1 Inverse Trigonometric Functions
6.2 Solving Basic Trigonometric Equations
6.3 Solving More Complicated Trigonometric Equations

CHAPTER 7  Applications of Trigonometric Functions and Vectors
7.1 The Law of Sines
7.2 The Law of Cosines
7.3 Area of a Triangle
7.4 Vectors
7.5 Dot Product

CHAPTER 8 Complex Numbers, Polar Coordinates, and Parametric Equations
8.1 Complex Numbers
8.2 Trigonometric (Polar) Form of Complex Numbers
8.3 Products, Quotients, Powers and Roots of Complex Numbers
8.4 Polar Equations and Graphs
8.5 Parametric Equations and Graphs

APPENDIX Algebraic Prerequisites and Review
A.1 Cartesian Plane
A.2 Graphing Equations: Point Plotting and Symmetry
A.3 Functions
A.4 Graphs of Functions: Common Functions, Transformations, and Symmetry
A.5 Operation on Functions and Composition of Functions
A.6  One-to-One Functions and Inverse Functions

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