Archive for March, 2010

Janelle Hoatson

March 1, 2010

Trigonometry finds a perfect partner in modern architecture. The beautifully curved surfaces in steel, stone and glass would be impossible if not for the immense potential of this science. So how does this work actually. In fact the flat panels and straight planes in the building are but at an angle to one another and the illusion is that of a curved surface.

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The techniques in trigonometry are used for finding relevance in navigation particularly satellite systems and astronomy, naval and aviation industries, oceanography, land surveying, and in cartography (creation of maps). 

 

Riley Evarts

March 1, 2010

Basically, the converse states that whenever the sum of the squares of two sides equal to the square of the third side of the triangle, the triangle is a right triangle.  You can use this in real life in a few ways.  If you need to reach a roof with a ladder and you have it slanted too far, you’ll never reach the top.

Emma Lee

March 1, 2010

There are lots of reasons you would need to identify a parallelogram in life.  There are things like when you’re building a house you need to know that each side is equal so that you buy the right amount of siding or brick.  There are  smaller things like picture frames that you need to know if tey are parallel in case you are making a collage or something.   Doors are also parallel so you need to make sure that the door frame is also parallel so that the door will fit properly.