Trigonometry For Dummies (英語) ペーパーバック – 2005/1/28
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A plain-English guide to the basics of trig
From sines and cosines to logarithms, conic sections, and polynomials, this friendly guide takes the torture out of trigonometry, explaining basic concepts in plain English, offering lots of easy-to-grasp example problems, and adding a dash of humor and fun. It also explains the "why" of trigonometry, using real-world examples that illustrate the value of trigonometry in a variety of careers.
Mary Jane Sterling (Peoria, IL) has taught mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria for more than 20 years. She is also the author of the highly successful Algebra For Dummies (0-7645-5325-9).
Mary Jane Sterling, the author of the highly successful Algebra For Dummies, has taught mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria for more than 20 years.
because it is required. However the textbook is so brutally boring that
I honestly dread even looking at it.
However I ordered this book hoping that someone with a bright personality
(and a bit of humor) could make the subject a bit more tolerable.
And surely, Mary delivers. I was learning new things within the first 20 pages
including small interesting tidbits (Jiva, pyramids, etc).
The version of the book that I have (2005 ed.) has an egregious error on page 18. Someone
addressed it already so I won't bother re-posting it here. However to expect that there won't
be a single error in a book on a complex topic is just absurd. Honestly, I am truly thankful
that Mary took a shot at producing a book on such a complex topic in such a conversational tone.
It really helped bring the subject to life for me. I am not done with the book yet, but I already
have high hopes and opinions.
One would think that a big publisher like Wiley would employ competent proofreaders. I would also expect them to have an errata sheet somewhere on their web page. But, nooo, nothing helpful there at all except a glossary they forgot to put in this book.
Overall, both books were very helpful, with the exception of not having a lot of confidence that the answer to the problem I was trying to solve would be correct.