Math 111: Trigonometry

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Catalog Information



(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)



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Math 110 or equivalent.


Circular functions, triangle relationships, identities, inverse trig functions, trigonometric equations, complex numbers, DeMoivre's theorem.

Desired Learning Outcomes

Students should gain familiarity and proficiency with the basic theorems of trigonometry.


Minimal learning outcomes

  1. Trigonometric Functions
    • Include angles and their measure, the six trigonometric functions via the unit circle, properties of trigonometric functions (including domain, range, period, fundamental identities, etc.), and graphs of trigonometric functions.
  2. Analytic Trigonometry
    • Include inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities (including sum and difference formulas,, double-angle and half-angle formulas), and solving trigonometric equations.

  3. Applications of Trigonometric Functions
    • Include the Law of Sines, the Law of Cosines, and finding the area of a triangle (including Heron's Formula).
  4. Polar Coordinates
    • Include polar coordinates, graphs in polar coordinates, the complex plane, and De Moivre's Theorem.


Possible textbooks for this course include (but are not limited to):

Additional topics


Courses for which this course is prerequisite

Math 112