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Trigonometry (Teach Yourself) Paperback – 7 May 1992

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books; 2nd Revised edition edition (7 May 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340549130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340549131
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,411,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hugh Neill is an author and chief examiner in mathematics at all levels. He has taught and lectured and was staff inspector for mathematics in the ILEA. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jan 2001
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Before I read this book, my understanding of Trigonometry was peripheral and the concepts were not clear in my mind. Having worked through the book, I have learned to like Trigonometry and feel confident of handling most problems in this topic. This book complemented the material covered in the Cap & Gown A-Level mathematical videos and my Edexcel Pure Maths text books.
The author, Percy Abbot, starts with the basic concepts and steadily builds upon them through the book. In this way, he is able handle more complex concepts in a manner that an A-Level student understands, or for any beginner in Trigonometry.
Additionally, Percy throws light upon the historical background of the topic. In particular, I found Chapter 10: "Ratios of Compund Angles" very useful as it explained the matter clearly. The book includes a comprehensive summary of trigonometrical formulae and a simple glossary. I would strongly recommend this book to my A-Level colleagues and to anyone starting to learn Trigonometry.
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Clear discussion but book marred by lots of typos 11 Sep 1998
By Paul Albert - Published on
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This book is very well written and a lot of thought was given by the authors as to the presentation of the material and how much background to assume the reader has. I would give the book five stars based on the writing. However, the writers were not well served by the editor, as there are many typos, maybe as many as one every other page. It appears that the proof reading was done by someone without a math background, as many of the errors are obvious, such as an equal sign being omitted, turning an equality into a product. Or the length of the sides of a right triangle being given so that the hypotenuse is not the longest side. Sometimes the answers to questions are messed up, which is very frustrating. Hopefully when the book is republished, it will be given the care it deserves.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, methodical approach for the self-taught 29 Dec 2002
By T. Hessler - Published on
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I teach myself a lot from books. Some books provide little, some a lot. With this book you walk away with a usable knowledge of trigonometry AND invaluable knowledge of how your calculator performs mathematical operations.
I've tok trig in high school, but the subject wasn't presented in such an organized and methodical approach. The overview in Chapter 1 provided insights that eluded me in high school. Chapter 2 provided detailed knowledge of my pocket computer and knowledge of it's use to solve trig problems that I never realized before. The examples and solutions provide feedback that the lessons were learned and owned. The subsequent chapters methodically build consistent, solid, usable knowledge. Mr. Abbot continually enables you to compare table-based calculations with your calculator calculations, building your confidence in your ability to do both. IF you've wrestled with other approaches to learning trig, this is THE book to get you through it.
I have read Mr. Abbott's Calculus book and find his approach conducive to my learning.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Easy to understand ! 7 Jun 2013
By Victor L. Nazaire - Published on
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Teach Yourself Trigonometry by P. Abbott and M. E. Wardle,1992 edition, is a delight to read.

Here are the contents : 1) Geometrical Foundations 2) Using your calculator 3) The Trigonometrical Ratios 4) Relations between the Trigonometrical Ratios 5) Ratios of Angles in the Second Quadrant 6) Trigonometrical Ratios of Compound Angles 7) Relations between the Sides and Angles of a Triangle 8) the Solution of Triangles 9) Practical Problems involving the Solution of Triangles 10) Circular Measure 11) Trigonometrical Ratios of Angles of any Magnitude 12) Trigonometrical Equations.

If you have completed the first two years of High School mathematics, you should be able to follow without any difficulty.

Recommended !
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