PLANE TRIGONOMETRY Math 1302-10559 at 12:00-12:50pm MWF in N628 Fall 2004

Textbook: Trigonometry, Mark Dugopolski (2003), Addison Wesley.

                At the completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Define and graph the trigonometric functions and the inverse trigonometric functions; 2. Find the trigonometric functional values for certain special angles; 3. State the fundamental trigonometric identities and use them to solve equations and prove other identities; 4. Demonstrate familiarity with key advanced trigonometric identities; 5. Use a calculator to evaluate trigonometric functions and round off as appropriate; 6. Apply the trigonometric function definitions to solve right triangles; 7. Apply the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to solve oblique triangles; 8. Demonstrate an understanding of radian measure, its relation to degree measure, and its advantages in mathematical applications; 9. Find a resultant vector and resolve a vector into horizontal and vertical vectors; 10. Perform various other vector operations, such as scalar multiplication, finding the magnitude of a vector, finding the angle between two vectors, and the dot product; 11. Write complex numbers in trigonometric form; 12. Use DeMoivre's Theorem to compute powers of complex numbers; 13. Compute roots of complex numbers; 14. Solve various meaningful application problems.

Evaluation:      Date   Value

Test I……….M, Sept 20……….1/6

Test II……….W, Oct 13……….1/6

Test III……….F, Nov 5……….1/6

Homework, quizzes, etc………..1/6

Comprehensive Final………. Dec ……….1/3……….  

Prerequisites for this course are College Algebra with a C, or better, or placement by UH-D exam.

You are expected to come to every class, be on time, take notes, read the textbook, do the homework corresponding to the material discussed in class, correct your own homework with the answers in the back of the book, ask questions, and participate in a positive manner in class.

All work passed in for credit must have your name, book’s page and section number, and all relevant work. Your questions must be indicated by a "?" in the margin for my attention.

NO make ups will be given. If you miss a quiz, do "additional points" work to make up the points. If you miss a test, see me as soon as possible for your current average so we can discuss your options and you will be given a test to do for Homework points.

Any student enrolled in a mathematics course at UH-Downtown has access to the Academic Support Center in 925N where students may improve Math skills. The Center offers tutorial help, videotapes, computer-aided drill, and use of graphing calculators. Student supplied scientific calculators will be needed during the course. Graphing functions of calculators may not be used on any exam.

There will be no classes during M, September 6th; November 24-28th.

Last day to withdraw is R, October 28, 2004.

Our last day of class is W December 1st. Pass in a bluebook on this day if you want to have additional scrap paper for the Final.

Office Hours in S748 on F 11-11:50am; or by appointment.

713-221-2723 (You may leave a message if I am not available.) Mrs. Leveille S748


*EOO means "every other odd". For example: 1-17EOO means #1,5,9,13,17.

UH-D adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing accommodations for students with disabilities. Students eligible for special services should register at S409 (713-221-8430) and arrange with me for appropriate accommodations.