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6.08 Bonus Video: Law of Sines—The Ambiguous Case

The Law of Sines can be used to solve for sides and angles of oblique triangles. However, in some cases more than one triangle may satisfy the given conditions. We refer to this as an ambiguous case.

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Study Edge Precalculus

Precalculus is the preparation for calculus. The course approaches is designed to strengthen and enhance conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning used when modeling and solving mathematical and real-world problems. Students systematically work with functions and their multiple representations. Precalculus can deepen students' mathematical understanding and fluency with algebra and trigonometry and extends their ability to make connections and apply concepts and procedures at higher levels. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas, develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations, and use technology to build understanding, make connections between representations, and provide support in solving problems (TAC §111.42(b)(3)).

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Transformations of Absolute Value Functions

Given an absolute value function, the student will analyze the effect on the graph when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(bx), f(x – c), and f(x) + d for specific positive and negative real values.

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5.01 Radians and Degree Measurements

In this video, students will learn the basics of angle measurements, definitions of various types of angles, radians and degrees, along with arc length and area of a sector.

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5.02 Linear and Angular Velocity

In this video, students will learn about angular and linear velocity and how each relates to unit conversions.

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5.03 Trigonometric Ratios

In this video, we will define the trigonometric ratios in terms of the sides of a right triangle.

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5.04 Trigonometric Angles and the Unit Circle

In this video, students will learn special angles and the unit circle, and learn how to apply them.

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5.05 Graphs of Sine and Cosine

In this video, students will learn how to graph sine and cosine and how to interpret graphs of sine and cosine.

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5.06 Graphs of Secant and Cosecant

In this video, students will learn how to graph and interpret graphs of secant and cosecant, and how secant and cosecant relate to sine and cosine.

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5.07 Graphs of Tangent and Cotangent

In this video, students will learn how to graph and how to interpret graphs of tangent and cotangent.

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5.08 Inverse Trigonometric Functions and Graphs

In this video, students will explore the relationship between trigonometric functions and their inverses.

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Domain and Range: Numerical Representations

Given a function in the form of a table, mapping diagram, and/or set of ordered pairs, the student will identify the domain and range using set notation, interval notation, or a verbal description as appropriate.

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Transformations of Square Root and Rational Functions

Given a square root function or a rational function, the student will determine the effect on the graph when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(x) + d, f(bx), and f(x - c) for specific positive and negative values.

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Transformations of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Given an exponential or logarithmic function, the student will describe the effects of parameter changes.

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Solving Square Root Equations Using Tables and Graphs

Given a square root equation, the student will solve the equation using tables or graphs - connecting the two methods of solution.

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Functions and their Inverses

Given a functional relationship in a variety of representations (table, graph, mapping diagram, equation, or verbal form), the student will determine the inverse of the function.

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Rational Functions: Predicting the Effects of Parameter Changes

Given parameter changes for rational functions, students will be able to predict the resulting changes on important attributes of the function, including domain and range and asymptotic behavior.

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8.01 Conic Sections

In this video, students will learn the definition of a double-napped cone, and how conic sections are formed at the intersection of a plane and a double-napped cone.

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8.02 Ellipses

In this video, students will learn the analytic definition of an ellipse, the standard form of the equation of an ellipse, and how to graph ellipses.

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8.03 Hyperbolas

In this video, students will learn the analytic definition of a hyperbola, the standard form of the equation of a hyperbola, and how to graph hyperbolas.