In MATH 1316, the student learns how to work with trigonometric functions, identities, equations, and applications of all of these. Students who wish to take scientific calculus must learn the material in MATH 1316 and MATH 2412 (Precalculus) to prepare for MATH 2413 (Calculus I). To begin the trigonometry course, it is necessary that you have completed the prerequisite for the course (one semester of high school trigonometry or precalculus, or College Algebra or the equivalent) and that you recall most of the high school geometry and algebraic techniques you have already studied. There is little or no review of algebra or geometry in the trigonometry course.
The following problems provide a review of this algebra for students who have completed the prerequisite. The answers are listed at the end. If you find any of these that you do not know how to do correctly, you need to do one of two things before you enroll in MATH 1316:
1. Get an algebra book (at the Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra level) and review these topics until you can do all of these problems. If you do not have a book, you may check one out of a library, buy a non-current textbook at a used book store, buy an algebra revised book such as the Schaum's Outline Series, or buy a current textbook.
2. If you are unable (or don't have time) to learn these topics by reviewing on your own, you need to take an algebra course to refresh your algebra skills.
The set of problems is available in pdf format.