**Midterm
Project – Trigonometric**

**Instructions**

For

this assignment, you have to define a problem (the best project would be the

topic you encountered in real life) that involves solving a problem of three

dimensional world. Examples of such problems are estimate of surface area,

perimeter, and volume, approximation of optimal shape or change involved in

such. For instance, finding out of a volume of an octagonal bin with a defined

ratio of height between octagonal bases to the pyramidal cap. Another example

would include an estimation of a surface for an arbitrary shape by

approximating it with triangles. In conjunction with algebra or calculus one

can find an optimal surface, the volume, optimal surface of a three-dimensional

shape etc. If you choose a project please communicate it to me and the

classmates, you may use the suggestions described below.

**Tasks
for Trigonometric (TM)**

(LR-1) Describe

your topic, provide your data, and cite your source. ** Label appropriately.** **(Highly recommended: Post this
information in the Midterm Trigonometric Project discussion as well as in your
completed project.**

**Include**

a brief informative description in the title of your posting.Each

a brief informative description in the title of your posting.

student must use a different idea (topic) and different data.)

The idea with the discussion posting is two-fold: (1) To share

your interesting project idea with your classmates, and (2) To give me a chance

to give you a brief thumbs-up or thumbs-down about your proposed topic and

data. Sometimes students get off on the wrong foot or misunderstand the intent

of the project, and your posting provides an opportunity for some feedback.

Remark: **Students
may choose similar topics, but must have**

**different data sets**.

(LR-2) Plot

the relevant data (if applicable) in two or three dimensional form. Use an

appropriate scale on the horizontal and vertical axes and be sure to label

carefully.

(LR-3) Define

a strategy of reaching the goal (surface, volume) like: subdivision, summation,

solving the triangles converting units. State the equations.

(LR-4) Solve

intermediate steps.

(LR-5) Show

the final result. Show how calculation work.

(LR-7) Write

a brief narrative of a paragraph or two. Summarize your findings and

be sure to mention any aspect that you found particularly important or

interesting. Discuss possible errors and applicability of the general

methodology.

You

may submit all of your project in one document or a combination of documents,

which may consist of word processing documents or spreadsheets or scanned

handwritten work, provided it is clearly labeled where each task can be found.

Be sure to include your name. Projects are graded on the basis of completeness,

correctness, ease in locating all of the checklist items, and strength of the

narrative portions.

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