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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.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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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 (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
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

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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