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Basic Applications of Trig Functions

  • Right Angle Trigonometry
    • Given both legs, find hypotenuse and both other angles
    • Given a leg and hypotenuse, find other leg and both other angles
    • Given one angle and one side, find everything else
  • Height
    • More Angle of Elevation
    • Angle of Depression
    • Angle of Elevation/Depression problem with two angle readings and requiring the solving of two equations in two unknowns to obtain the desired height.
  • Dynamic Distances
    • Distance between a moving object and a stationary object after a given amount of time
    • Distance between two objects moving at different speeds in different directions
  • Basic Inverse Trig relationships
    • Dealing with problems like sin(arcsin(blah))