Barnett, Analytic Trigonometry is a text that students can actually read, understand, and apply. Concept development moves from the concrete to abstract to engage the student. Almost every concept is illustrated by an example followed by a matching problem allowing students to practice knowledge precisely when they acquire it.
To gain student interest quickly, the text moves directly into trigonometric concepts and applications and reviews essential material from prerequisite courses only as needed. Extensive chapter review summaries, chapter and cumulative review exercises with answers keyed to the corresponding text sections, effective use of color comments and annotations, and prominent displays of important material all help the student master the subject. Analytic Trigonometry 11th edition includes updated applications from a range of different fields to convince all students that trigonometry is really useful.