- Students will solve a problem experimentally by fitting a function to a set of data.
- Students will solve the same problem theoretically by making and verifying conjectures using algebraic and trigonometric methods.
- Law of Sines
- Law of Cosines
About the Lesson
This lesson involves determining the distance one can hear a radio station as a function of the range of the station.
As a result, students will:
- Solve the problem empirically by fitting a regression equation to a set of gathered data.
- Solve the problem theoretically by finding an equation involving the Law of Cosines and the Law of Sines.