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MATH 137 - Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry


PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or “C” or better in MATH 043 - Intermediate Algebra  
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2020

Presents an in-depth study of right triangle trigonometry, oblique triangles, vectors, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations and complex numbers in rectangular and polar/trigonometric forms, rectangular and polar coordinates and conics.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Convert between degree measure and radian measure.
  2. Find trigonometric function values of any angle expressed in degree or radian measure.
  3. Solve right triangles.
  4. Solve oblique triangles using the laws of sine and cosine.
  5. Use and apply properties of vectors.
  6. Graph trigonometric functions.
  7. Utilize trigonometric identities.
  8. Solve trigonometric equations.
  9. Convert between rectangular and polar coordinate systems.
  10. Apply the properties of complex numbers in rectangular and polar forms.
  11. Determine the features of a conic section from a standard equation.
  12. Graph circles, parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas.
  13. Use the above principles to solve practical applications.
  14. Use scientific/graphing calculators proficiently.
  15. Use computer technology which may include the Internet, the Web, email, or computer tutorials to enhance the course objectives.


COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Complex numbers
  • Angles and trigonometric functions
  • Right and oblique triangles
  • Vectors
  • Graphs of trigonometric functions
  • Trigonometric equations and identities
  • Rectangular and polar coordinates
  • Rational functions
  • Conics

 
GRADING POLICY

A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-59

 
Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)