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Series: Pre Cal: Solving Trigonometric Equations

About this Series

  • Lessons: 5
  • Total Time: 0h 49m
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unlimited
  • Created At: 06/23/2009
  • Last Updated At: 07/20/2010

This five part series covers all the pre-calculus implementations of Trigonometry. The various ways to solve trig equations through factoring, the use of coefficients, and other ways. The quadratic formula and the way if can be used when dealing with trig equations is also covered in depth.

The final lesson in this series provides word problems involving trig equations and provides real world perspective on trigonometry as well as gives experience in pulling relevant information to solve real world scenarios.

Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this series was selected from a broader, comprehensive course, Precalculus. This course and others are available from Thinkwell, Inc. The full course can be found at This series covers angles, trigonometric functions and expressions and more. The full course covers angles in degrees and radians, trigonometric functions, trigonometric expressions, trigonometric equations, vectors, complex numbers, and more.

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Good but abstract
~ Nina3

Still too abstract to get students (not math lovers;) exited....

Great lesson, but could use more real application
~ sharon5

When would you have a real problem where you would be looking for a position of a spring? I know that is what my students are going to be asking.

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