Geometry and Trigonometry - MAST0016

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


This module introduces fundamental methods needed for the study of mathematical subjects at degree level.

Trigonometry: introduction to the trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, radians, properties of sine and cosine functions, trigonometric identities, solving trigonometric equations

Geometry: circles and ellipses, triangles, SOHCAHTOA, sine and cosine rule, opposite and alternate angle theorems

Hyperbolic functions: introduction to hyperbolic functions and inverse hyperbolic functions including definitions, domains and ranges and graphs.

Complex numbers: introduction to the system of complex numbers and its geometrical interpretation.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 44
Private study hours: 106
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

80% Examination, 20% Coursework

Indicative reading

Core Maths for Advanced Level, L Bostock and S Chandler, Nelson Thornes Ltd, 2013.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 demonstrate understanding of the basic body of knowledge associated with standard functions and their graphical interpretation, geometry and trigonometry;
2 demonstrate the capability to solve problems in accordance with the basic theories and concepts of functions, trigonometry and geometry, whilst demonstrating a
reasonable level of skill in calculation and manipulation of the material;
3 apply the basic techniques associated with functions, trigonometry and geometry in several well-defined contexts;
4 demonstrate mathematical proficiency suitable for Stage 1 entry.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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