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- Using the Law of Cosines to solve oblique triangles
- Solving real world problems with the Law of Cosines
- Using the Law of Sines to solve a triangle and in real world applications
- Proving addition and subtraction formulas for sine, cosine and tangent
1. Solving Oblique Triangles Using the Law of Cosines
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the law of cosines to help you find a missing side or missing angle of any kind of triangle. Also, you will see what oblique triangles are.
2. Solving Real World Problems Using the Law of Cosines
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the law of cosines to solve real-world problems. Learn what kinds of real-world problems the law of cosines can help you solve.
3. Using the Law of Sines to Solve a Triangle
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the law of sines to find a missing side of a triangle as well as a missing angle of a triangle. Learn what you need to know about the triangle in order to use the formula.
4. Solving Real World Problems Using the Law of Sines
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the law of sines to solve problems that you will encounter in the real world. Learn what kind of shape you need in order to solve your real world problems.
5. Proving the Addition & Subtraction Formulas for Sine, Cosine & Tangent
Watch this video lesson, and you will see how the angle sum and difference identities are derived for sine, cosine, and tangent. You will also learn how you can use these identities to help you solve problems.
6. How to Find the Period of Cosine Functions
This lesson shows how to find the period of cosine functions. We then take it a step further and look at the amplitude, phase shift, and vertical shift of a cosine function and how to find all of these characteristics of cosine functions.
7. How to Find the Period of Sine Functions
This lesson explains the forms that the sine function can take on and teaches us how to find the period of these functions. After learning how to find the period, we'll look at a real world application.
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