Precalculus: Trigonometry

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Winter 2018
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

physics, education

This course completes the preparation for calculus, continuing the study of functions with a focus on trigonometric functions, rational functions, parametric curves, vectors, and polar coordinates. Each area will be approached algebraically, graphically, numerically, and verbally, and collaborative learning will be emphasized.  Context will usually be provided by examples in physics, and students interested in earning credit in physics should register for Precalculus Models in Physics which pairs this course with a study of momentum.

Fields of study: 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in: economics, education, and STEM fields.

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Special expenses:

A scientific calculator is required. A graphing calculator is recommended, but computer software may substitute for having a graphing calculator.


Successful completion of Precalculus I, Precalculus: One-dimensional models, or equivalent.

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

Final schedule and room assignment:


Advertised schedule:

6-7:50p Tue/Thu
2017-06-29Schedule has been updated