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(MATH 111) Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

Circular functions, triangle relationships, identities, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, vectors, complex numbers, DeMoivre’s theorem, and analytic geometry. (Recommended MATH 110 or Proficiency)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Students need this proficiency to understand problems and proofs, and to develop problem-solving skills.
  2. Concepts important for calculus are developed in this course.
  3. Content knowledge will be expanded; definitions and theorems are key to understanding calculus and how they help us develop a living knowledge of mathematics.
  4. Proofs will be demonstrated by the instructor and examples will be presented in the book. Original proofs required of the student will be minimal.
  5. Students must be able to write solutions in a logical and cohesive manner; likewise, oral explanations are very important for a successful student.
  6. Application problems appear in many chapters in precalculus.
  7. Students should have a good knowledge of calculator use and computers to aid them in solving problems. Use of basic graphing calculators is allowed on the exams.
  8. This course prepares for calculus and other math classes. Trigonometry is essential