Provides a fun and effective way to learn the fundamentals and general concepts of trigonometry. This book uses prose and illustrations to describe the concepts. It helps you learn various aspects of trigonometry: how angles are expressed; the relationships between angles and distances; and, calculating distances based on parallax.
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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