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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a triangle trigonometry unit of a standard high school trigonometry course. Topics covered include:
- Trigonometric ratios and similarity
- Sines and cosines of complementary angles
- Applications of the Pythagorean theorem
- Triangle area
- The law of sines
- The law of cosines
1. Trigonometric Ratios and Similarity
Where do terms like sine, cosine and tangent come from? In this lesson, we'll learn about how similarity with right triangles leads to trigonometric ratios.
2. Practice Finding the Trigonometric Ratios
So you know what sine, cosine and tangent are. Great! But how do you use them? Find out how in this lesson as we find missing sides and angles using trigonometric ratios.
3. The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application
The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most famous geometric theorems. Written by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, this theorem makes it possible to find a missing side length of a right triangle. Learn more about the famous theorem here and test your understanding with a quiz.
4. 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.
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.
6. Perfect Square Binomial: Definition & Explanation
Learn what sets perfect square binomials apart from other trinomials in the math world. You will also learn an easy method to identify them along with a simple procedure to factor them.
7. Pythagorean Triple: Formula & Examples
In this lesson you will learn about primitive and non-primitive Pythagorean triples - sets of positive integers that satisfy the Pythagorean theorem. See if you can identify Pythagorean triples.
8. Special Triangle: Rules & Formulas
Finding the missing side of a triangle is pretty simple when that triangle is 'special'. In this lesson, you will learn about two types of special right triangles, their properties and shortcuts to find the missing side length.
9. Tangent in Trigonometry: Definition & Overview
One of the basics of trigonometry, the tangent is quite a helpful tool. In this lesson, learn how you can use the tangent to find missing sides of triangles and how to find important angles for real world applications.
10. Tangent Ratio: Definition & Formula
The tangent ratio is a tool used with right triangles that allows one to find the length of the sides of a triangle given the degree of its angles. It can also be used to find the degrees of its angle given the length of two of its sides.
11. Tangents: Definition & Properties
In this lesson, we will cover the tangent as it is used in calculus. You will learn the process of finding the tangents of curves and will also find out what defines tangents in calculus.
12. Triangular Pyramid: Definition, Formula & Examples
Learn what a triangular pyramid is and how to find its volume and surface area. We will use examples and definitions to familiarize ourselves with these types of pyramids.
13. Calculating Angles for a 5-12-13 Triangle
How do you calculate the angles of a triangle when you only know the lengths of the sides? This lesson will go over a step-by-step process to calculate the angles, using a triangle whose sides are 5, 12 and 13 units long.
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- Absolute Value Equations in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Working with Complex Numbers in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Systems of Linear Equations in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Mathematical Modeling in Trigonometry: Help and Review
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- Functions for Trigonometry: Help and Review
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- Graph Symmetry in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Graphing with Functions in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Basic Polynomial Functions in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Rational Functions in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Trig - Rational Expressions & Function Graphs: Help & Review
- Exponential & Logarithmic Functions in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Trigonometric Functions: Help and Review
- Geometry in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Working with Trigonometric Graphs: Help and Review
- Trigonometric Equations: Help and Review
- Working with Trigonometric Identities: Help and Review
- Applications of Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Analytic Geometry & Conic Sections in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Vectors, Matrices & Determinants in Trigonometry: Help and Review
- Polar Coordinates & Parameterizations: Help and Review
- Circular Arcs, Circles & Angles: Help and Review
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