MTH120 - AVO/ASE Math Bridge

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Subject Title
AVO/ASE Math Bridge

Subject Description
In this course students are introduced to mathematical concepts that are fundamental for success in technology related studies, aviation in particular. Topics include algebra, equations, polynomials, graphing, systems of linear equations, geometry, and trigonometry. Students will solve problems algebraically and graphically as they relate to aviation applications such as navigation, wind drift, time to destination, top of flight, and others.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Solve trigonometric functions, evaluate trigonometric functions for any angle and plot trigonometric functions
2. Utilize and define the frequency, period, angular velocity and phase angle of trigonometric functions where the angle is a function of time.
3. Calculate the unknown angles and or sides of a given arbitrary triangle using the sine law and/or cosine law.
4. Solve and define a vector and determine the sum of two or more vectors and the difference of two vectors graphically and analytically.
5. Calculate the dot product of two vectors and the cross product of two vectors.
6. Solve systems of linear equations consisting of two equations in two unknowns and three equations in three unknowns using determinants. The student should be able to identify those systems which do not have a unique solution, describe the nature of those non-unique solutions if they exist and explain the geometrical significance of those situations where there is no unique solution.
7. Make use of the terms logarithm and exponent and in particular define the natural logarithm “ln” and the transcendental number “e”. Document the properties of logarithms and exponents and use “ln” and “e” to solve equations containing logarithms or exponents.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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