KASKASKIA COLLEGE

MATH 135 TRIGONOMETRY

INSTRUCTOR: *ERIC HOFELICH*

**Office Hours: MW 9:00am -9:30am, 12:15pm -
1:00pm
TR 8:30am - 9:30am, 1:00pm - 2:15pm**

**OFFICE LOCATION**: ST. – 116

**OFFICE PHONE**: 545-3359

**PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS**: Math 134 College Algebra or concurrent
registration.

**COURSE DESCRIPTION**: This course considers the trigonometric functions;
the use of tables; logarithmic solution of equations, radian measure,
identities, laws of sines, cosines, and tangents; inverse functions; graphs, and
oblique triangles.

**TEXTBOOK**: __Trigonometry__, by Sullivan (6th Edition)

**EVALUATION**: Five 50-minute exams will be given during the semester.
**100 pts.** each.

Test
1 __Chapter 2__ (Sections 2.1 - 2.3) *Trigonometric
Functions* Test
2

Homework and announced/unannounced quizzes **100 pts**.

*The lowest exam score may be dropped*

Thus, TOTAL POINTS FOR THE CLASS would be **500 pts**.

Grades will be assigned as follows:

450 – 500 A, 400 – 449 B, 350 – 399 C, 300 – 349 D, below 300 F

**CHEATING POLICY**: If caught cheating in any way, the student will receive
an F for the final grade.

**ATTENDANCE POLICY**: To be successful in a math course, attendance would be
very important, almost critical. If more than two weeks of classes are missed
without a valid excuse ( death in family, hospitalization, nuclear blast, etc.)
I reserve the right to withdraw you from class with an F. If you know in advance
that you cannot attend class on a certain day, you may possibly get my prior
approval. __There are no make-up exams or quizzes__. If you come to class
late, you will **not** receive extra time for exams or quizzes. You
must take the final exam (test 5) to have your lowest test score dropped.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course students will be able to:

- Convert between degrees, minutes, seconds and decimal forms for angles
- Find the arc length of a circle
- Convert an angle from degrees to radians and visa versa
- Find the linear speed of an object traveling in circular motion
- Find the exact value of trigonometric functions of special angles
- Find the exact value of trigonometric functions utilizing fundamental identities
- Graph the transformations of the six trigonometric functions
- Establish trigonometric identities using the six key trig identities
- Find the exact value of an inverse trigonometric function
- Solve trigonometric equations
- Solve right triangles for missing parts using trigonometry
- Solve oblique triangles for missing parts by using the Law of Sines or the Law of Cosines
- Find the area of a triangle using trigonometry
- Find the equation for an object in simple harmonic motion
- Graph and identify polar equations by converting to Rectangular equations
- Convert a complex number from Rectangular form to Polar form
- Use De Moivre's Theorem to find roots of complex numbers
- Graph vectors and find their dot product