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Trig Functions and Right Triangles

  • Opposite, Adjacent, Hypotenuse Lengths
    • Simple problems using right triangles with 30, 45 or 60 degree angles.
    • Right triangle problems with insufficient data so that answer must be expressed in terms of that parameter. (ie. no calculators)
    • Given sine or cosine of an acute angle, determine an appropriate triangle and then the other trig functions
  • Application using acute angles
    • Simple angle of elevation
  • Decimal Degrees vs Degrees, Minutes and Seconds
    • Convert DD to DMS
    • Convert DMS to DD