Spring 2011
01/18/2011 - 05/15/2011

Course Information

Section 020
TTh 18:10 - 19:25
RRC2 2312.00
Ronald Patschke

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term

Course Requirements



Homework/quizzes: Homework will be assigned each class period.  This will coincide with the material discussed in class.  Homework will consist of two parts.  The first part will be in the form of quizzes that may be either given at the end of class or given to you to be completed and returned at the next regular scheduled class.  The second part will be assignment of additional problems to be completed and kept in a ringed binder along with your syllabus, quizzes, hand outs and exams.  This notebook will be inspected during the semester and given a homework grade(s).  No late homework will be accepted.

You will have three(3) exams during the semester and a final.  The exams will be given in class or the testing center.  This will depend on the progress of the material by the class.  The dates for the exams are as follows.


             Exam. 1      Feb.  15

             Exam. 2      Mar. 22

             Exam. 3      Apr.  21 

             Final           May  12


All examination material will be graded on the basis of the solution process, work shown and the final answer(that answered the question ask).  Partial credit will be given to the various aspects listed in the grading process.  The more work shown, the more credit given.  No makeup Exams will be given.  It is your responsibility to be in class and participate in the daily class activities.  Also, you must take the final to pass the course.  



Three(3) regular exams   ……………..60%

Final exam ……………………………20%

Homework/quizzes …………………...20%




Course Average                                Course Grade

90 – 100                                                        A

80 -   89                                                         B

70 – 79                                                          C

60 – 69                                                          D

Below 60                                                      F  




The readings for each class meeting will be the next section as outlined in the syllabus per class meeting. 

See " Course Subjects" list of topics.

Course Subjects


         16 -Week Semester

Week 1:    1.1 , 1.2,                    Angles, Angle Relationships & Similar Triangles   

Week 2:   1.3, 1.4, 2.1                Trig. Functions , their definitions & Functions of Acute <'s

Week 3: 2.2, 2.3, 2.4                  Non-Acute <'s, Calculator Use & Solution of Rt. Triangles

Week 4:   2.5, Test 1 (chs. 1&2)   Applications of Rt. Triangles        

Week 5:   3.1, 3.2, 3.3                Radian Measure, It's Application & Unit Circle 

Week 6:   3.4, 4.1, 4.2           Linear & Angular Speed , Sine & Cosine Graphs & Translations

Week 7:   4.3, 4.4, 4.5                Tangent, Cotangent, Secant & Cosecant Graphs & Harmonic Motion 

Week 8:   Test 2 (chs. 3&4), 5.1, 5.2 Identities

Week 9:   5.3, 5.4, 5.5                 Sine, Cosine, & Tangent Sum & Difference Identities & Double < Identities

Week 10:  5.6, 6.1                        Half Angle Identities & Inverse Circular Functions 

Week 11:  6.2, 6.3                        Trig. Equations I & II 

Week 12:  6.4, Test 3 (chs. 5&6) Equations of Inverse Trig. Functions

Week 13:  7.1, 7.2, 7.3                 Solving Oblique Triangles Using the Law of Signs & Law of Cosines

Week 14:  7.4, 7.5                        Vectors and Their Operations

Week 15:  8.5, 8.6                        Polar Equations & Parametric Equations 

Week 16:  8.2-8.4(optional) and Test 4 (chs. 7&8) or Comprehensive Final Exam  Trig. Form of Complex Numbers, Product & Quotient Theorems & De Moivre's Theorem

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives



MATH 1316 Trigonometry - Objectives


  1. Compute the values of the six trigonometric functions for key angles measured in both degrees and radians.
  2. Graph all six trigonometric functions and their transformations.
  3. Use the basic trigonometric identities to verify other trigonometric identities.
  4. Solve trigonometric equations.
  5. Solve right and oblique triangles.
  6. Plot points and graph equations in the Polar Coordinate system.
  7. Graph pairs of parametric equations.
  8. Use the concepts of trigonometry to solve applied problems.