Trigonometric functions and their applications, solutions of right and oblique triangles, trigonometric identities and equations, inverse trigonometric functions, graphs of the trigonometric functions, vectors and polar coordinates.
Course Learning Outcomes
The student will:
Compute the values of trigonometric functions for key angles in all quadrants of the unit circle measured in both degrees and radians.
Compute values of the six basic inverse trigonometric functions.
Graph trigonometric functions and their transformations.
Prove trigonometric identities.
Solve trigonometric equations.
Solve right and oblique triangles.
Use the concepts of trigonometry to solve applications.
MATH 1314 OR placement by testing;
College level readiness in reading and writing
Textbook: Lial, Hornsby and Schneider; Trigonometry, 12th ed.; Pearson
Required: Students must buy an access code to MyMathLab, an online course management system which includes a complete eBook; students will first need a Course ID provided by the instructor in order to register; online purchase of MyMathLab access at www.mymathlab.com.
ISBN for hard copies of MyMathLab 18 week access codes: 9780135924136
Hardbound text (optional): 9780135924181
Hardbound text + free MyMathLab access: 9780136857631
Calculators may be required for some assignments/assessments at the discrection of the Instructor. Refer to class syllabus for details.
Neither cell phones nor PDA’s can be used as calculators. Calculators may be cleared before tests.
There is a collection of facts, formulas and identities from this course that students should be expected to memorize because having them at ready recollection is essential for their success in Precalculus, Calculus and beyond. Instructors should design test items that require these formulas in order to assess whether they have been learned. Students must not be allowed to bring these to the test on a formula sheet nor should instructors provide these formulas to them.