Unit Circle - Murdock 1 Zak Murdock Mrs. Schaeffer Honors...

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Murdock 1 Zak Murdock Mrs. Schaeffer Honors Pre Calc 14 May 2007 The Unit Circle Throughout the fourth semester the unit circle as been utilized in a number of different ways. As I began use the unit circle more and more, I discovered that it relates to a number of different things. The unit circle relates to right triangles, graphing sine and cosine curves, and the laws of sines and cosines. It also relates to the trigonometric identities and solving trigonometric equations. The unit circle is a tool that can be utilized widely in the world of trigonometry as it relates to a number of different aspects. One may think that a circle cannot possibly relate to triangles, however the unit circle strongly relates to right triangles. The unit circle can be used to solve right triangles. It can be used in a number of different situations, such as when solving for bearings. Utilizing the unit circle allows one to easily find the exact values for right triangles. Not only does using the unit circle relate to right triangles but it also relates
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course PHYSICS 213 taught by Professor Padamsee during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Unit Circle - Murdock 1 Zak Murdock Mrs. Schaeffer Honors...

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