Big, fancy word, right? Don't be fooled. Looking at the prefix, tri-, you could probably assume that trigonometry ("trig" as it's sometimes called) has something to do with triangles. You would be right! Trig is the study of the properties of triangles. Why is it important? It's used in measuring precise distances, particularly in industries like satellite systems and sciences like astronomy. It's not only space, however. Trig is present in architecture and music, too. Now you may wonder...how is knowing the measurement and properties of triangles relevant to music?? THAT is a great question. Maybe you'll learn the answer from us in these tutorials!
- Trigonometry with right triangles
- Trigonometry with general triangles
- The unit circle definition of sine, cosine, and tangent
- Graphs of trigonometric functions
- Trigonometric equations and identities
1.Trigonometry with right triangles
Learn the basics of trigonometry: What are sine, cosine, and tangent? How can we use them to solve for unknown sides and angles in right triangles?
2.Trigonometry with general triangles
3.The unit circle definition of sine, cosine, and tangent
Learn how the trigonometric ratios are extended to all real numbers using algebra. Start solving simple problems that involve this new definition of the trigonometric functions.
4.Graphs of trigonometric functions
Learn how to graph trigonometric functions and how to interpret those graphs. Learn how to construct trigonometric functions from their graphs or other features.
Learn how to solve trigonometric equations and how to use trigonometric identities to solve various problems.