Trigonometry For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118827570
  • ISBN-13: 9781118827574
  • DDC: 516.24
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 509 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Trigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of trianglesmostly right triangles. In practical use, trigonometry is a friend to astronomers who use triangulation to measure the distance between stars. Trig also has applications in fields as broad as financial analysis, music theory, biology, medical imaging, cryptology, game development, and seismology. This new edition of Trigonometry For Dummies will track to a typical Trigonometry course at the high school or college level.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Getting Started with Trigonometry.
2: Trouncing Trig Technicalities.
3: Coordinating Your Efforts with Cartesian Coordinates.
4: Functioning Well.
5: Getting Your Degree.
6: Dishing out the Pi: Radians.
7: Getting It Right with Triangles.
8: Trigonometric Functions.
9: Doing Right by Trig Functions.
10: Trading Triangles for Circles: Circular Functions.
11: Defining Trig Functions Globally.
12: Applying Yourself to Trig Functions.
13: Identities.
14: Identifying Basic Identities.
15: Operating on Identities.
16: Proving Identities: the Basics.
17: Sleuthing out Identity Solutions.
18: Equations and Applications.
19: Investigating Inverse Trig Functions.
20: Making Inverse Trig Work for You.
21: Solving Trig Equations.
22: Obeying the Laws.
23: The Graphs of Trig Functions.
24: Graphing Sine and Cosine.
25: Graphing Tangent and Cotangent.
26: Graphing Other Trig Functions.
27: Topping Off Trig Graphs.
28: The Part of Tens.
29: Ten Basic Identities … Plus Some Bonuses.
30: Ten Not-so-basic Identities.
Appendix: Trig Functions Table.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.