Perform basic algebraic manipulations, solve word problems, and apply basic principles of geometry and trigonometry. Emphasis on application to forestry related mathematics.
This course was retired after the Spring/Summer 2007 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Determine the accuracy and precision of measured values in problems, and use this information in appropriately rounding off calculation results.
Use ratios, proportions, and percentages to solve scale, mixture and dilution, variation and change problems.
Use right triangle trigonometric ratios to solve typical problems of slope and horizontal distances, latitudes and departures, tree heights, etc. These ratios will be related to the commonly used measurement systems for slopes in percent units, and compass bearings in field measurements.
Apply a variety of geometric models to approximate the areas and volumes of physical objects, including cylinders, cones and regular solids.
Apply Sine and Cosine Laws to determine angles and distances in irregular triangles, and relate these results back to standard measurement systems of slope and bearing measurements.