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Trigonometry Recitation Presentation 1 Andrew Kramer

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Goals Understand what trigonometry is and how to use it Learn about the basic trigonometric functions Learn about the inverse trigonometric functions
Why do we study Trigonometry in Physics? Trigonometry is essential to successfully utilize vectors Vectors are quantities that specify a magnitude (how much) and a direction (where to) Vectors are required in physics Vectors have x and y components which form right

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Trigonometric Functions The three basic trigonometric functions are sine, cosine, and tangent (sin, cos, and tan) of an angle Trigonometric functions must always be paired with an angle The three functions relate a right triangles hypotenuse, adjacent side, and opposite side to a given angle

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What does Trigonometry do? Trigonometry can be used to tell us how a physical quantity is oriented The best way to learn what trigonometry is to use it

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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course PHYS 149 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue.

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