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Ch 62: MTTC Math (Secondary): Polar Coordinates & Parametric Equations

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Explore polar coordinates and parametric equations through this chapter's online video lessons. Review these topics in preparation for passing the MTTC Math (Secondary) examination and earning a teaching certification in Michigan.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Polar Coordinates and Parametric Equations - Chapter Summary

Prepare to showcase your expertise in polar coordinates and parametric equations when you take the MTTC Math (Secondary) examination. Focus on the areas that you need to review when you watch these short but informative video lessons, which can be accessed online. Through step-by-step examples, you could learn more about the process of polar form conversion and ensure your understanding of the rules for writing parametric equations. This chapter's lessons might also help you with:

  • Graphing functions and converting complex numbers
  • Evaluating and graphing parametric equations
  • Converting between rectangular and parametric equations
  • Explaining applications for parametric equations
  • Describing the contrasts between parametric and polar form equations

Presented by experienced instructors, the lessons include video tags that allow you to move among topics or skip the parts you already know. You'll also find written transcripts that reflect the videos. Determine your readiness to answer related questions on the MTTC Math (Secondary) examination by taking the chapter's quizzes.

MTTC Math (Secondary) Polar Coordinates and Parametric Equations Objectives

After watching this chapter's videos and taking the self-assessment quizzes, you could be prepared to answer similar questions on the 'Measurement and Geometry' sub-area of the MTTC Math (Secondary) examination. Approximately 22% of the whole score is earned in this third sub-area of the four-part test.

Display your proficiency with polar coordinates, parametric equations and other mathematics concepts when you answer the examination's 80 multiple-choice questions. Take the test either by computer or on paper. If you choose the computer-testing option, you'll have two hours and 30 minutes to answer the questions. There is a four-hour and 30 minute time limit on the paper-based examination.

7 Lessons in Chapter 62: MTTC Math (Secondary): Polar Coordinates & Parametric Equations
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Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

1. Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert any Cartesian coordinate point into a polar coordinate point. You will also learn how to plot these points.

Complex Numbers in Polar Form: Process & Examples

2. Complex Numbers in Polar Form: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert complex numbers from rectangular form to polar form easily by following the formulas you will see here. You will also learn how to find the power of a complex number.

Evaluating Parametric Equations: Process & Examples

3. Evaluating Parametric Equations: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to evaluate a parametric equation for any given parameter. Learn the steps involved and what the complete answer looks like.

Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms

4. Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms

There are all kinds of ways of writing equations. Learn about parametric equations in this video lesson. Learn how you can convert between parametric equations and their equivalent rectangular equations.

Graphs of Parametric Equations

5. Graphs of Parametric Equations

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can go about graphing parametric equations. Learn the simplest way to graph parametric equations by eliminating the parameter.

Parametric Equations in Applied Contexts

6. Parametric Equations in Applied Contexts

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use parametric equations to help you solve real world problems such as the path of a moving object. Learn how to form parametric equations to model the real world.

Conic Sections in Polar & Parametric Forms

7. Conic Sections in Polar & Parametric Forms

After watching this video lesson, you will learn to distinguish between the standard form equations for conic sections, the parametric form equations and the polar form equations.

Chapter Practice Exam
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