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Trigonometry, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Robert F. Blitzer

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 29, 2013

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Bob Blitzer has inspired thousands of students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present the full scope of mathematics with vivid applications in real-life situations. Students stay engaged because Blitzer often uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students’ lives, showing that their world is profoundly mathematical.


With the First Edition, Blitzer takes student engagement to a whole new level. In addition to the multitude of exciting updates to the text and MyMathLab® course, new application-based MathTalk videos allow students to think about and understand the mathematical world in a fun, yet practical way. Assessment exercises allow instructors to assign the videos and check for understanding of the mathematical concepts presented.

Table of Contents

P. Prerequisites: Functions and Graphs

P.1 Graphs and Graphing Utilities

P.2 Basics of Functions and Their Graphs

P.3 More on Functions and Their Graphs

P.4 Transformations of Functions

P.5 Combinations of Functions; Composite Functions

P.6 Inverse Functions


1. Angles and the Trigonometric Functions

1.1 Angles and Radian Measure

1.2 Right Triangle Trigonometry

1.3 Trigonometric Functions of Any Angle

1.4 Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle


2. Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions; Inverse Trigonometric Functions

2.1 Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions

2.2 Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions

2.3 Inverse Trigonometric Functions

2.4 Applications of Trigonometric Functions


3. Trigonometric Identities and Equations

3.1 Verifying Trigonometric Identities

3.2 Sum and Difference Formulas

3.3 Double-Angle, Power-Reducing, and Half-Angle Formulas

3.4 Product-to-Sum and Sum-to-Product Formulas

3.5 Trigonometric Equations


4. Applications of Trigonometry and Vectors

4.1 The Law of Sines

4.2 The Law of Cosines

4.3 Vectors

4.4 The Dot Product


5. Polar Coordinates, Complex Numbers, and Parametric Equations

5.1 Polar Coordinates

5.2 Graphs of Polar Equations

5.3 Complex Numbers in Polar Form; DeMoivre's Theorem

5.4 Parametric Equations

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