Trigonometry Demystified [NOOK Book]

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CALCULATE THIS: TRIGONOMETRY JUST GOT A LOT EASIER TO LEARN!

Now anyone with an interest in basic, practical trigonometry can master it -- without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Trigonometry Demystified, best-selling author Stan Gibilisco provides a fun, effective, and totally painless way to learn the fundamentals and general concepts of trigonometry. ...
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Trigonometry Demystified

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Overview

CALCULATE THIS: TRIGONOMETRY JUST GOT A LOT EASIER TO LEARN!

Now anyone with an interest in basic, practical trigonometry can master it -- without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Trigonometry Demystified, best-selling author Stan Gibilisco provides a fun, effective, and totally painless way to learn the fundamentals and general concepts of trigonometry.

With Trigonometry Demystified you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. Unlike most books on trigonometry, this book uses prose and illustrations to describe the concepts where others leave you pondering abstract symbology. This unique self-teaching guide offers questions at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.

Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for professional enrichment, Trigonometry Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on trigonometry.

Learn all aspects of trigonometry:

* How angles are expressed

* The relationships between angles and distances

* Calculating distances based on parallax

* Coordinate systems and navigation

* And much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071433884
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/31/2003
  • Series: Demystified
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 303
  • Sales rank: 758,613
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill’s most diverse and best-selling authors. His clear, friendly, easy-to-read writing style makes his electronics titles accessible to a wide audience and his background in mathematics and research make him an ideal handbook editor. He is the author of The TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his book, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing, one of the Best References of 1996.
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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPART ONE: WHAT IS TRIGONOMETRY?Chapter 1. The Circle ModelChapter 2. A Flurry of FactsChapter 3. Graphs and InversesChapter 4. Hyperbolic FunctionsChapter 5. Polar CoordinatesChapter 6. Three-Space and VectorsTest: Part OnePART TWO: HOW IS TRIGONOMETRY USED?Chapter 7. Scientific NotationChapter 8. Surveying, Navigation, and AstronomyChapter 9. Waves and PhaseChapter 10. Reflection and RefractionChapter 11. Global TrigonometryTest: Part TwoFINAL EXAMANSWERS TO QUIZ, TEST, AND EXAM QUESTIONSSUGGESTED ADDITIONAL REFERENCES INDEX







































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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Chapter 6 is the next result!

    Sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2008

    Out of the ordinary, and that's good!

    This book presents trigonometry in rigorous way, but the emphasis is on the facts, without getting sidetracked in proofs. The drawings are relevant and clear. Trigonometry Demystified goes into subjects not found in most trigonometry textbooks. It also presents the unit circle model for sine and cosine that allows for angles greater than 90 degrees. The other books I've seen use ratios between the sides of right triangles, so you can't go past 90 degrees. There are some question-and-answer problems in the text, and plenty of multiple-choice test questions. One drawback: There isn't any practical information to go along with the material on hyperbolic functions. Also, the 4D 'hyperspace' stuff is cool, but it may be too esoteric for some readers. This book, combined with a standard school textbook, should make high-students proficient in this subject, and get them ready for more advanced courses such as calculus, analysis, and topology. It's also good for would-be engineers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2007

    Disappointed

    Mr. Gibilisco really let me down on this one. I was hoping for a good review of trig, but after a first good chapter on circular functions, we were into hyperbolic functions two chapters later! The book puts too much emphasis on the 'fringe areas.' It leaves one with the feeling 'Just where is the author going with this?' This book is outside the mainstream. Not recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2007

    Poor explained subject matter.

    I own all the algebra books in the Demystified series, and I like all of these books. But, when I purchased Geometry Demystified, Trigonometry Demystified, and Physics Demystified, I was very disappointed. Stan Gibilisco is the author of all three of these books. I find Mr. Gibilisco does not explain the subject matter well. I found my college textbooks easier to understand compared to these three books. I find his presentation style confusing! I was looking for books that could take difficult material, and making it easier for high school students to understand. If I had not taking these courses in college, and made good grades in each one of these courses, I would have been utterly lost reading his books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2003

    Good for beginners

    I am a math dummy. I bought this book at a local store because it looked like I could maybe understand it. I do. For the first time I feel like I know something about trigonometry. Too many math books are just professors showing each other how smart they are. This book taught me something without making me feel stupid. It's the only trig book I have ever seen like this.

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