Maths - Basic angles, distances and coordinates

The fundamentals of Pythagoras, trigonometry, coordinates and whole circle bearings
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

The format of the course is narrated explanations and calculations. Its exactly the way that I've explained these things to hundreds of students and how I would explain them if you were sitting next to me right now!

The course covers the very basic aspects of:

  • Pythagoras
  • Angles (degrees, minutes and seconds)
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinates
  • Whole circle bearings
The course assumes that you have zero knowledge of these topics so its perfect for you if you are:
  • completely new to the topics
  • need a refresher
  • are struggling with these or related topics

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a scientific calculator which has 'degrees, minutes and seconds' button

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Calculate the diagonal (hypotenuse) using Pythagoras' Theorum
  • Plot co-ordinates in relation to each other
  • Convert decimal angles into degrees minutes and seconds
  • Add and subtract angles
  • Calculate angles and distances using trigonometry
  • Work with whole circle bearings

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for anyone who would like to understand the basics of of angles, Pythagoras, trigonometry, coordinates and whole circle bearings.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:00

A brief introduction on how to use the course.

Section 2: Pythagoras
00:35

A brief introduction to this section.

06:37

The basic principle of Pythagoras theorem and some simple examples with numbers in.

01:32

A worked example with each step explained.

Calculator short cut for Pythagoras
Preview
01:18
3 questions

Some simple examples for you to try

Section 3: Angles
00:50

A brief introduction to the section.

03:45

A very basic explanation of what is meant by 'degrees, minutes and seconds'.

11:37

Convert decimal degrees into the 'degrees, minutes and seconds' format, add angles together and subtract angles from each other without using a calculator.

Convert decimal angles to DMS in your calculator
01:24
6 questions

Test yourself on some simple angle calculations

Section 4: Trigonomety
00:42

A brief introduction to the section.

19:32

In this lecture you will learn how to use the basic trigonometry formulas and go through some simple examples with numbers in.

Enter INVERSE sin, cos and tan into your calculator
02:42
Trigonometry
2 questions
Section 5: Coordinates
00:36

A brief introduction to the section.

14:37

A basic explanation of the principle of coordinates, how they work, what they are used for and instructions on how to plot coordinates indicatively on a diagram.

03:12

A worked example of how to calculate the distance between two points of which you know the coordinates.

Coordinates Quiz
7 questions
Section 6: Whole circle bearings
01:08

A brief introduction to the section.

08:00

How to identify the whole circle bearing between two points and how to calculate the back bearing when you know the forward bearing.

03:12

A worked example for the scenario where the WCB is in quadrant 1 (between 0 and 90 degrees, with 0 degrees being vertically upwards).

04:00

A worked example for the scenario where the WCB is in quadrant 2 (between 90 and 180 degrees, with 0 degrees being vertically upwards).

04:00

A worked example for the scenario where the WCB is in quadrant 3 (between 180 and 270 degrees, with 0 degrees being vertically upwards).

04:10

A worked example for the scenario where the WCB is in quadrant 4 (between 270 and 360 degrees, with 0 degrees being vertically upwards).

Whole circle bearings Quiz
4 questions
Section 7: Test yourself!
6 pages

Test yourself on what you've learnt. There are some basic questions and some which require you to extrapolate what you've learnt.

1 page

Answers to practice calculations.

Section 8: Summary
00:21

A brief sign off from the instructor.

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Instructor Biography

Saffron Grant, Civil Engineer

Saffron Grant BEng(hons) has been working in the construction industry for over 15 years. For the last 7 years she has been training college and university students, trainee and graduate engineers, trades people and site managers in the practical skill of 'setting out'. She is an Associate Lecturer for Glasgow Caledonian University and an approved trainer for CITB ConstructionSkills.

Saffron is an INLPTA qualified NLP Master Practitioner and used her NLP skills in many types of training, coaching and corporate improvement.

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