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Ch 3: Geometry and Trigonometry in Calculus: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Geometry and Trigonometry in Calculus chapter of this College Calculus Help and Review course is the simplest way to master geometry and trig in calculus. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of geometry and trigonometry in calculus.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college calculus material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college calculus. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding geometry or working with trigonometry in calculus
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning math (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about geometry and trigonometry in calculus
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra math learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Geometry and Trigonometry in Calculus chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Geometry and Trigonometry in Calculus chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any geometry or trig in calculus question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the steps involved in solving visualizing geometry problems?
  • How do I find the volume of a basic shape?
  • How do I use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate distance?
  • What does SohCahToa mean, and how is it used to solve trigonometry problems?
  • How can I use the Pythagorean Theorem and trigonometric functions together?

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Geometry and Trigonometry in Calculus: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Solve Visualizing Geometry Problems

1. How to Solve Visualizing Geometry Problems

A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes drawing that picture can be like doing origami with your eyes closed. Practice translating complex problems into simple, meaningful images in this lesson.

How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

2. How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

Squares pegs = square holes. Triangular pegs = triangular holes. But where does a sphere go? In this lesson, review volumes of common shapes while contrasting a sphere and a cylinder - after all, they both go into the circular hole... right?

Finding Distance with the Pythagorean Theorem

3. Finding Distance with the Pythagorean Theorem

How much faster is it to cut the corners in a race around the block? In this lesson, review the Pythagorean Theorem, and figure out how to solve without a right triangle.

Trigonometry: Sine and Cosine

4. Trigonometry: Sine and Cosine

Learn an easy trick to help you solve trigonometry problems, including problems with sine, cosine and inverse trig functions. At the end of this lesson, you'll know what SohCahToa means and how to use it.

Trigonometry and the Pythagorean Theorem

5. Trigonometry and the Pythagorean Theorem

Explore how the Pythagorean Theorem can be used in conjunction with trigonometric functions. In this lesson, take an inverse trigonometric function, and define all three sides of a right triangle.

Trigonometric Functions: Definition & Examples

6. Trigonometric Functions: Definition & Examples

In mathematics, trigonometric functions are functions of angles. This lesson will describe the 6 main trigonometric functions, use them to solve problems, and give some examples. The quiz at the end of the lesson will allow you to practice what you've learned.

Disk Method in Calculus: Formula & Examples

7. Disk Method in Calculus: Formula & Examples

The disk method in calculus is a means to finding the volume of a solid that has been created when the graph of a function is revolved about a line, usually the x or y axis. Learn more about it in this lesson.

The Geometry of Space: Definition, Uses, and Examples

8. The Geometry of Space: Definition, Uses, and Examples

Knowing the geometry of objects and things in the real world is a very useful skill. Architects use geometry to aid them in designing buildings and cities that work. Engineers use geometry to build working components in a bigger machine.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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