Basic Technical Mathmatics (Other recommendations)

Discussion in 'Math' started by ElectronicsFanatic, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. ElectronicsFanatic

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 12, 2012
    Has anyone used this book?


    I have been using it for my latest math class (Pre-Calculus). I have found it to be a good book overall, but at times the examples given are hard to follow. This past week I have been learning a lot about Trig Identities. I fealt like this section of the book (Chapter 20) could have been a bit clearer on the material. This is the first time that I really had any issues with the book.

    I spent some extra time looking at some Youtube videos for a better understanding, but I do have a question for anyone willing to give a reply.

    What books have you guys used or do you guys have any suggestions on resources that I could use to master the material better?

    I pretty much have the big picture of trig identities, I am now focusing on the details. :)
  2. Blofeld

    Active Member

    Feb 21, 2010
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  3. 1chance


    Nov 26, 2011
    I teach dual credit college trig and I think a very readable textbook is [ITrigonometry[/I] by McKeague, publisher Thomson. If you get the 5th edition, it's practically free. I especially like all the physics applications that it has. Most of my students have no prior trig knowledge so they are learning from scratch.
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  4. ElectronicsFanatic

    Thread Starter Member

    Feb 12, 2012
    I did some searching around and came across a good site called PurpleMath that does a good job of explaining it too.

    Thanks for the reply's so far. I am looking into both. The website looks like it has a lot of good info to review as well!