Dugopolski’s Trigonometry, Third Edition gives readers the essential strategies to help them develop the comprehension and confidence they need to be successful in this course. Readers will find enough carefully placed learning aids and review tools to help them do the math without getting distracted from their objectives. Regardless of their goals beyond the course, all readers will benefit from Dugopolski’s emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking, which is enhanced by the addition of hundreds of exercises in this edition.
Mark Dugopolski was born in Menominee, Michigan. After receiving a BS from Michigan State University, he taught high school in Illinois for four years. He received an M.S. in mathematics from Northern Illinois University at DeKalb. He then received a PhD in the area of topology and an MS in statistics from the University of Illinois at Champaign–Urbana. Mark taught mathematics at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond for twenty-five years and now holds the rank of Professor Emeritus of Mathematics. He has been writing textbooks since 1988. He is married and has two daughters. In his spare time he enjoys tennis, jogging, bicycling, fishing, kayaking, gardening, bridge, and motorcycling.