Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog
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MTH 085 - Applied Geometry for Technicians

4 Credit(s)

MTH 085 Applied Geometry includes the following: linear, square, and cubic units, dimensional analysis in metric and US customary measures, problem solving, angle measure, properties of pairs of angles formed by system of parallel, perpendicular, and transversal lines; perimeter and area of polygons and circles; surface area and volume of solid figures such as prisms and pyramids; similarity, ratio, and proportion, right triangle trigonometry.  Oblique triangle trigonometry is an optional topic. Some algebra topics from MTH 075  will be applied. The course will emphasize clear communication of mathematical results. Application problems are realistic with some data to be collected, analyzed, and discussed in group setting with results submitted in written form.

Prerequisite: MTH 075  completed with a grade of "C-" or better within the past two years or placement by the College's Math Placement Process.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Determine angle measurements in drawings involving triangles, parallel lines, and central angles
  2. Use a protractor appropriately
  3. Name basic shapes and describe their properties
  4. Determine what folds up into a simple 3D shape
  5. Apply properties of isosceles and equilateral triangles
  6. Utilize the US Customary and metric system of units for length, area, and volume
  7. Use the US Customary and metric system of units for temperature and weight
  8. Apply unit analysis to measurements including square and cubic units
  9. Use conversion charts to convert measurements
  10. Apply densities to determine weight or volume
  11. Calculate perimeters, areas, volumes, and surface areas of geometric shapes
  12. Evaluate formulas related to geometric measure
  13. Solve formulas and simple equations for given variables
  14. Solve applied ratio and proportion problems
  15. Apply properties of similar triangles to find lengths
  16. Apply properties of right triangles and use the Pythagorean Theorem
  17. Apply trigonometric ratios to determine angles and lengths in right triangles
  18. Apply the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines (Optional)
  19. Solve application problems involving geometry and measurement appropriate to technical fields
  20. Simplify elementary algebraic expressions
  21. Solve elementary algebraic equations and formulas

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