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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MTEC 162 - Trigonometry for Machining

5 Credits
This course covers the application of trigonometry to problems in precision machining and computer numerical control (CNC). It includes an introduction and analysis of trigonometric functions, basic calculations of missing sides or angles of triangles in order to find manufacturing dimensions. Other practical machine applications include finding measurement over wires, sine bar and gauge block calculation and corresponding indicator check. It culminates with higher level applications using trigonometry to determine point plots for CNC machining. (formerly AMATH 186S)

Prerequisite(s): Completion of AMATH 176S or MTEC 160  with a 2.0 or higher

Course Outcomes
  1. Solve problems using sine, cosine, tangent.
  2. Represent trigonometric concepts verbally, numerically, graphically and algebraically.
  3. Define and compare the three most commonly used trigonometric functions in terms of right triangles and the unit circle.