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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi everyone,

What's the best way to learn trigonometry? The basics like sine, cosine and tangent?

I want tips and stuff and how you learnt it.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Start with a right triangle.

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'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Is this going to be hard? Lol...

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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How could it be? You can come in here and ask questions on any part you do not understand.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Ok, good. That's what I need.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Well, get started.

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chooipian wrote:

Is this going to be hard? Lol...

It is not going to be hard unless you try to prove the stupid and complicated trig identities.

*Last edited by Agnishom (2014-07-17 00:16:42)*

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. Explain radians.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Did you look here first?

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes. But I don't understand 1 radian?

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Precalculus by Sullivan explains everything very well.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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But I shouldn't get in there yet?

Precalculus - Concepts throughout functions a unit circle approach to trigonometry.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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I noticed that I learn better if I don't follow the chapters.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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1 radian = 180 / π degrees

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radian

Look at the animation, shows what 1 radian is.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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chooipian wrote:

But I shouldn't get in there yet?

Precalculus - Concepts throughout functions a unit circle approach to trigonometry.

If you are done with algebra (from Sullivan's other book), you can go to Precalculus by Sullivan.

You kind of have to go through the chapters mostly in order.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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I'm actually going here and there. My school have timss and I got selected. So I got to learn a lot of stuff.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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A radian cuts off an arc length that is equal to the radius of the circle.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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I got it. Thanks.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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We are more familiar with degrees but math likes radians.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Maybe try TIMSS next year? Learning this here and there won't help a lot.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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I got selected. My school is teaching me, but the way they teach is odd. They will skip here and there.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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bobbym wrote:

We are more familiar with degrees but math likes radians.

Radians is pure mathematics? I'm learning on how to convert degrees to minute. Before I go, do we necessarily need a calculator for trigonometry?

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Not necessarily, but in many problems you do.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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I just don't like calculators.

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