The Trigonometry examination covers material usually taught in a one-semester college course in trigonometry with primary emphasis on analytical trigonometry. More than half the exam is made up of routine problems requiring basic trig skills; the remainder involves solving nonroutine problems in which students demonstrate an understanding of the concepts. A calculator is not permitted on the first part of the exam, but an online non-graphing calculator is available during the second part of the test. This computer software contains all the topics necessary for success on the CLEP-Trigonometry exam.
(25% of the exam) Trigonometric functions and their relationships: Cofunction relationships; Reciprocal relationships; Pythagorean relationships; Functions of two angles such as sin(x+y); Functions of double angles such as cos 2x; Functions of half angles; Identities
(15% of the exam) Evaluation of trig functions of angles with terminal sides in the various quadrants or on the axes, including positive and negative angles greater than 360 degrees.
(10% of the exam) Trigonometric equations
(15% of the exam) Interpreting graphs of trig functions
(15% of the exam) Trigonometry of the triangle including the law of sines and the law of cosines
(20% of the exam) Miscellaneous topics such as Inverse functions (arcsin, arccos, arctan) and Polar coordinates.
This trigonometry computer software program contains 26 learning sections (30-60 minutes each) and two practice tests with explanations and solutions. Graphing calculator instruction is also included.