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Trigonometry (Lial/Hornsby/Schneider Series) 8th Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 103 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0321227362
ISBN-10: 0321227360
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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.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 8th edition (June 12, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321227360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321227362
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 26, 2005
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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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Before my trigonometry semester I bought the 9th edition at half priced book store for 15$ to study up on trig so I wouldn't have to worry about the class while I took trig concurrently with calculus. I purchased the ebook of the 10th edition to be able to do the exercises that were assigned to me in class.

What I like about the book is that the authors are very good at explaining trigonometry. If you have difficulty learning from your instructor, Lial is a good alternative. Looking back, some parts of it seem a bit fast pace for someone who isn't very comfortable with mathematics, that is, it can be a difficult book if you are not prepared or don't have the interest in the subject.

I personally liked the book, the reason I gave the 10th edition 3 stars is because there wasn't a sufficient change in the material from the 9th edition to the 10th. I expected many of the chapters to be reprints of the 9th edition with minor changes, I got exactly that(which is fine). What I didn't expect is a complete reprint of the exercises. I ended up wasting 94$ on the e book because there was nothing new about the exercises. The loss of the money is my fault, the lack of anything new in the 10th edition is the authors.

My critique isn't towards the quality of the book series, it is toward the lack of anything new in the 10th edition.
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By A Customer on June 28, 2003
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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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This book is expensive, yet it doesn't to a great job explaining the material. This was a requirement for class so I had to use it for HW, and initially thought I would learn from it too, but found myself seeking other resources to learn from. I borrowed a different Trigonometry book from a friend and was astonished at how much easier that was to learn from vs this book. The authors of this book did not reinvent Trigonometry, in fact, they made it more difficult to comprehend so I suggest you stay away from it, ESPECIALLY for distant learning.
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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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By Ken on April 15, 2013
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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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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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