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# ATAM 2150 - Mathematics-Trigonometry

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: ATAM 1170 or consent of apprenticeship coordinator or related work experience

Covers definitions of the trigonometric functions, construction and use of trigonometric tables, solutions of right triangle problems, and applications of trigonometry to practical shop problems.

Location: South Campus

Contact Hours: 2
Billable Contact Hours: 2
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe the three trigonometric functions.

Objectives:

1. Using the sine ratio, solve simple right triangle problems with 80% accuracy.
2. Using the cosine ratio, solve simple right triangle problems with 80% accuracy.
3. Using the tangent ratio, solve simple right triangle problems with 80% accuracy.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe the trigonometric ratios for mechanical problem applications.

Objectives:

1. Using applied mechanical geometric problems with the three trigonometric ratios, solve for unknown angles of right triangles with 80% accuracy.
2. Using applied mechanical geometric problems with the three trigonometric ratios, solve for unknown lengths of sides of right triangles with 80% accuracy.
3. Using applied mechanical geometric problems with the three trigonometric ratios, solve for lengths, widths and thickness of components with 80% accuracy.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to define component geometry applications using the three trigonometric ratios.

Objectives:

1. Using applied mechanical geometric problems with the three trigonometric ratios, solve for distances between features of size with 80% accuracy.
2. Using applied mechanical geometric problems with the three trigonometric ratios, solve for angles in circular geometry with 80% accuracy.
3. Using applied mechanical geometric problems with the three trigonometric ratios, solve for distances between features with 80% accuracy.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner. 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently. 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
1. Introduction and Orientation to the course. Define 3 trigonometry ratios; review of problem set-up format. Finding unknown sides of right triangles.
2. Finding unknown sides of right triangles.
3. Finding the angle when two sides of a right tangle are known. Use set-up format.
4. Solution of practical right triangle problems. Use set-up format.

Primary Faculty
Gordon, Victoria
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald

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