Master Math! Trigonometry (Master Math Series) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/5/26
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Presents a guide to trigonometry that covers such concepts as circular functions, inequalities, vectors, complex numbers, hyperbolic functions, and spherical trigonometry.
Debra Anne Ross has a double BA in Chemistry and Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and and MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. Debra's career encompasses biology, chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, biosensors, pharmaceutical drug discovery, and intellectual property. She is the author of the popular Master Math books, The 3:00 PM Secret: Live Slim and Strong Live Your Dreams, The 3:00 PM Secret: Ten Day Dream Diet (2009), and Arrows Through Time: A Time Travel Tale of Adventure, Courage, and Faith (2009).
The author is able to clearly explain the concepts, provides excellent examples and details the steps so the reader isn't left wondering "what happened" between steps.
The book does not contain problems for the reader to solve (so if that is what you need you will need to look elsewhere) but this book is excellent for the intended purpose.
I recommend this book for those that are finding their current material lacking in helping them learn the subject.
Though this title, the Trig book, is better than the others by the same author.
First, it does lack exercises as others have pointed out, and the author's writing style is confusing at times.
However, I at least can understand the author's organization of the subject. Which is simply to lay a foundation and build on it. And it succeeds.
There is a nice review of Geometry to start with, and the topics are laid out in a logical progression.
The author uses the standard examples that Trig textbooks generally cover, and a few others which really are helpful. However, the biggest selling point is that the author provides the tools to help you understand the applications and build problem solving skills of your own.
Honestly this is probably the only useful Trig study guide on the market. So by default it is the best. Avoid the Dummies books.
I do not recommend the other titles in the "Mastering Math" series, but this one is at least wothwhile. So it gets the benefit of the doubt and 4 stars.