Trigonometry: How trigonometry works
Who else wants to be able to understand trigonometry? This is an area of mathematics that can be confusing to students yet with a guiding hand it is easy to understand. Students who use this book will find it virtually impossible not to understand.The book utilises the Studymates approach of an overview per chapter and then material is broken down into bitesize chunks in the same way the BBC do it with their series for GCSE students. This is what makes this book special and an important addition to the ever growing and popular Studymates series.
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Studymates
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1842850145
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 0.6 x 21.5 cm
Top customer reviews
The great strength of this book is that it conducts the user in a friendly, clear and accessible way through the whole continuum of trigonometry, from first pre-GCSE principles to full use in A2. So it can be used by those coming with a hazy notion of trig as something to do with rather suspect ladders leaning dodgily against walls of indeterminate height, through to those grappling with the use of identities and harmonic form! Everything necessary for GCSE and A level is covered.
As well as the essential clarity of the book, I particularly liked the suggestions for some simple practical activities (e.g., manipulating the angles and dimensions of your room, or finding sine wave patterns in sunset times). The support for more demanding areas of A level is strong and reasoned. The diagrams at first seemed to me rather simple, but then I realised that “uncluttered” was the word I was looking for – no bad thing.
This is a little book which I think should enable student, parent, or adult learner to take control and gain a clearer understanding of trigonometry.