Applied Mathematics II

I.     Course Prefix/Number: MAT 116

       Course Name: Applied Mathematics II

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

MAT 114

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

This course is a continuation of MAT 114 with emphasis on trigonometry and applications from engineering, physics and chemistry.

IV.   Learning Objectives

    A.    Apply the concepts of polynomial, rational expressions, and quadratic equations.
    B.    Measure angles.
    C.    Define and compute the trigonometric ratios.
    D.    Graph trigonometric functions.
    E.    Solve right triangles.
    F.    Solve oblique triangles by the laws of sine and cosine.
    G.    Calculate Arc length, linear and angular velocity.
    H.    Prove Trigonometric identities.
    I.     Use vectors to solve bearing and force problems.
    J.     Use the properties of complex numbers.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

1.    Algebra
2.    Trigonometry
3.    Vectors

VII.  Methods of Instruction

(To be completed by instructor.)

Methods of presentation can include lectures, discussion, demonstration, experimentation, audio-visual aids, and regularly assigned homework.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

(To be completed by instructor.)
May include:
•    Participation in class discussion
•    Completion of homework
•    Satisfactory exam scores

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Within the Schedule of Classes, textbooks can be found by clicking on an individual course section and looking for the words "View Book Information".

Textbooks can also be found at our Mathematics Textbooks page.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

(To be determined and announced by the instructor.)

Evaluation methods include grading homework, chapter or major tests, quizzes, individual or small group projects, and a final exam.

XI.   Other Course Information

Individual instructors will establish and announce specific policies regarding attendance, due dates and make-up work, incomplete grades, etc.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

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  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
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