SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 7:29:11 PMAPTECH 90B Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  APTECH 90BTitle:  QUANT REASON/APTECH  
Full Title:  Quantitative Reasoning in Applied Technology
Last Reviewed:10/17/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CET 90B

Catalog Description:
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A course in quantitative reasoning which applies trigonometry principles to problems encountered in surveying, civil engineering, construction, electronics and related engineering technologies.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of APTECH 90A ( or CET 90A)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A course in quantitative reasoning which applies trigonometry principles encountered in surveying, civil engineering, construction, electronics and related engineering technologies.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of APTECH 90A ( or CET 90A)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B4Math/Quantitative ReasoningFall 1991Fall 1997
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The student will be able to:
1.  State the purpose, function and application of trigonometry, including
   definitions, characteristics of functions, radian and degree
   measurements, and inverse functions.
2.  Use the Pythagorean theorem to lay out a
   right triangle with a tape measure.
3.  Use trigonometry to solve right and oblique triangles as used in construction trades.
4. Apply vectors to analysis of horizontal and vertical components of forces.
5.  Calculate lengths of arcs and areas of sectors found in the construction trades.
6.  Graph and analyze trigonometric functions with respect to amplitude, periodicity and resonance.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Application of Trigonometric Functions
   a.  definitions for surveying
   b.  characteristics of functions used
   c.  radian and degree measurements to triangular lots
   d.  right triangles as found in construction
       applications
   e.  length and areas of sectors (i.e. streets and
       highway curves)
2.  Application involving Oblique Triangles
   a.  applying trigonometric functions to similar triangles
   b.  oblique triangles
   c.  area of triangles
   d.  Law of Sines
   e.  Law of Cosines
   f.  ambiguous triangles and associated errors in judgment
3.  Components of Vectors and Vector Addition
   a.  definition of vectors
   b.  addition and subtraction of vectors
   c.  complex numbers
   d.  polar coordinates
4.  Applications of Arc Lengths and Areas
   a.  length and areas of sectors (i.e. streets and
       highway curves)
   b.  analytic geometry
   c.  irregularly shaped lots
5.  Application of Sine and Cosine Graphs
   a.  general graphing of functions and graphing by the addition of
       coordinates
   b.  analysis of amplitude, periodic function and resonance

Assignments:
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1. Daily reading outside of class (20-40 pages per week)
2. Problem set assignments (1-6 per week)
3. Quizzes (1-4 per semester)
4. Exams (1-8 per semester); Final
5. Projects (Calculator explorations and application activities) (2-8 per semester)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Problem set assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Projects
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
70 - 85%
Objective examinations (multiple choice, true false, matching, completion, etc.), quizzes and final.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Technical Mathematics, Paul A. Carter: Wiley, 2011
Technical Mathematics, Dale Ewen: Prentice Hall, 2004.

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