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.
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