Synopses & Reviews
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!
Synopsis
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!
Synopsis
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297) and index.
About 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.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART ONE: WHAT IS TRIGONOMETRY?
Chapter 1. The Circle Model
Chapter 2. A Flurry of Facts
Chapter 3. Graphs and Inverses
Chapter 4. Hyperbolic Functions
Chapter 5. Polar Coordinates
Chapter 6. Three-Space and Vectors
Test: Part One
PART TWO: HOW IS TRIGONOMETRY USED?
Chapter 7. Scientific Notation
Chapter 8. Surveying, Navigation, and Astronomy
Chapter 9. Waves and Phase
Chapter 10. Reflection and Refraction
Chapter 11. Global Trigonometry
Test: Part Two
FINAL EXAM
ANSWERS TO QUIZ, TEST, AND EXAM QUESTIONS
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL REFERENCES
INDEX