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Trigonometry (Lial/Hornsby/Schneider Series) [Hardcover]

Margaret L. Lial , John S. Hornsby , David I. Schneider
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June 12, 2004 0321227360 978-0321227362 8th
Focusing on helping students to develop both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary to experience success in mathematics, we present each mathematical topic in this text using a carefully developed learning system to actively engage students in the learning process. We have tried to address the diverse needs of today's students through a more open design, updated figures and graphs, helpful features, careful explanations of topics, and a comprehensive package of supplements and study aids. Students will benefit from the text's student-oriented approach. We believe instructors will particularly welcome the new Annotated Instructor's Edition, which provides answers in the margin to almost all exercises, plus helpful Teaching Tips.


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This book, intended for a graphing calculator optional trigonometry course, offers students the content and tools they will need to successfully master trigonometry. The authors have addressed the needs of students who will continue their study of mathematics, as well as those who are taking trigonometry as their final mathematics course. Emphasis is placed on exploring mathematical concepts by using real date, current applications and optional technology. Applied examples and exercises, allowing students to focus on real-life applications of mathematics. Selected examples feature traditional algebraic as well as optional graphing calculator solutions. We have taken great care to only use this format in examples where the graphing calculator can naturally be used to support and/or enhance the algebraic solution. For those interested in Mathematics. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Marge Lial was always interested in math; it was her favorite subject in the first grade! Marge's intense desire to educate both her students and herself has inspired the writing of numerous best-selling textbooks. Marge, who received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from California State University at Sacramento, is now affiliated with American River College.

Marge is an avid reader and traveler. Her travel experiences often find their way into her books as applications, exercise sets, and feature sets. She is particularly interested in archeology. Trips to various digs and ruin sites have produced some fascinating problems for her textbooks involving such topics as the building of Mayan pyramids and the acoustics of ancient ball courts in the Yucatan.


When John Hornsby enrolled as an undergraduate at Louisiana State University, he was uncertain whether he wanted to study mathematics, education, or journalism. His ultimate decision was to become a teacher, but after twenty-five years of teaching at the high school and university levels and ten years of writing mathematics textbooks, both of his goals have been realized.

His love for teaching and for mathematics is evident in his passion for working with students and fellow teachers as well. His specific professional interests are recreational mathematics, mathematics history, and incorporating graphing calculators into the curriculum.

John's personal life is busy as he devotes time to his family (wife Gwen, and sons Chris, Jack, and Josh). He has been a rabid baseball fan all of his life. John's other hobbies include numismatics (the study of coins) and record collecting. He loves the music of the 1960s and has an extensive collection of the recorded works of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.


David Schneider has taught mathematics at universities for over 34 years and has authored 36 books. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Oberlin College and a PhD in mathematics from MIT. During most of his professional career, he was on the faculty of the University of Maryland ¿ College Park. His hobbies include travel, dancing, bicycling, and hiking.


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 8th edition (June 12, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321227360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321227362
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trigonometry is fun September 26, 2005
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I first learned trigonometry 26 years ago, and am currently a tutor in a Tutoring Center where math and English are the primary calls for our assistance. We started using this book on Trigonometry by Lial, Hornsby and Schneider last year, and it has been a real aid to all of us.

The chapters are designed with brief overviews, 'Chapter Openers', at the beginning of each. There are sample exercises in the explanations, as well as exercises in the problem sets keyed to specific application of examples. There are summary exercises that give review of mixed concepts, pull-quote boxes (here called 'Function Boxes') to highlight the reference aspect of the text, and useful chapter reviews to the same.

One thing that stands out about this text from the one I used so many years ago is the colour aspect. There are pictures, multi-coloured graphs and illustrations, and a general feel to the book that makes it visually worthwhile to look at. This book also takes advantage of the increasing sophistication of calculators - again, back when I took trigonometry, there were tables of data in the back for looking things up, since calculators (such as they were) had only add/subtract/multiply/divide functions.

The chapters go in a fairly standard pattern for trigonometry. Chaptes progress from basic Trigonometric Functions, defining triangular and angular ideas. This continues more in depth with Acute Angles and Right Angles, then proceeds to Circular Functions, introducing Radian Measures in for good measure. The fourth chapter introduces graphing ideas for the circular functions (sine, cosine, etc.), while the sixth chapter introduces the idea of the inverse circular and trigonometric functions.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent books June 28, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I bought the book to teach my 15 year old
son trigonometry and it is fantastic.
It has so many clear examples to illustrate
the concepts.
You can't go wrong with this book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating and Incomplete November 19, 2007
Format:Hardcover
This text was required for my university Trig class. Other reviewers have argued that math text books are only supplemental to the material covered in class - that it's the teacher that makes the difference. If that's the case, without a good teacher, this book is nearly useless. Whether the authors are covering fundamentals or advanced concepts/calculations, most everything gets a very cursory, succinct treatment. Should you not understand something covered in class, this text likely will not help to clarify. If you are at all unfamiliar with Trigonometry (as I was going in to this class), this text is not intended to enhance your understanding.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Trig book I ever use! August 24, 2005
By Allie
Format:Hardcover
This trig book I used in college in Spring 2005 was GREAT. When I'm stuck with difficult math problems, I looked at the examples in the book and then i got it figured it out and got right answers. This book made homework easier for me. The examples are very clear. This book was so much better than other book (I dont remember the title of the book and name of publisher and author's name) I used in high school trigonometry. The high school trig book was terrible and confusing and caused me to fail the class. Great job, Lial because this book made me to aced the trig final and pass the class with a B in college!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It'sa Great Book October 12, 2008
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I buy this Trigonometry Book to tutor my son. It's great. It's easy for me to keep track of what my son is studying at school. Thanks to the key on each odd number in the practice part and the illustration in the model part,I can step by step show my son how to study Trigonometry.
Phu Pham
Garden Grove, California
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trigonometry August 24, 2011
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I love how easy is to understand the content of this book. What I like the most is the tips of the left side that explains some calculus formulas. This book is great for any age college student.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worth its weight in gold February 21, 2011
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book was very similar to the 9th edition and it cost one hundred of the price of the other book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Trigonometry April 15, 2013
By Ken
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It assume that you already know how to solve it. Really! why even bother buying this stupid book. It should come with the textbook for free. It does not explanation anything for you and I guess they don't want you to either succeed or gett a good grade in class, thanks. Please if anyone want this manual, let me know. **Buyer Beware.**
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Published 13 hours ago by Jim lang
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper than book store but some mistakes
So I noticed pretty quickly that in some cases there was errors in the numbering of the answers but most are still there, you just have to figure out which ones correspond with... Read more
Published 5 months ago by MikeAK
5.0 out of 5 stars Brand new?
This textbook arrived in such excellent condition that I was the first one to open the cover and feel the satisfying crispness of the binding as it yielded. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Janette Frye-Pinner
4.0 out of 5 stars You learn what you need to know.
Ordered this math book so I did not have to lug around the copy I got for school. The content is pretty good, but not exceptional. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Trig Book
I really liked this trigonometry book. It covers all aspects of Trigonometry in detail. Examples and problems are well organized for better learning experience. Read more
Published on July 20, 2011 by Praveen Kumar
5.0 out of 5 stars good seller
book came fast. it was for school book for my son so he doesn't need to lug his book to school and home back and forth. Priced reasonably and service was good! Read more
Published on October 4, 2010 by Revolutionary Mama
5.0 out of 5 stars Student Solutions Manual for Trigonometry
This is very helpful in verifying you have the concepts and abilities mastered to work probelms.
Published on September 3, 2010 by Sherry S.
4.0 out of 5 stars A must for trig book user
Solutions manuals are good companions for text books in math can't miss adds value at resale.
Published on February 15, 2010 by Alejandro V. Moreno
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