# Mathematics for Technology I (Math 1131) Durham College, Mathematics
Free • 0 lessons
• 0 quizzes
• 10 week duration
• ##### Numerical Computation

Here you'll be introduced to the bare basics of mathematics. Topics include commonly used words and phrases, symbols, and how to follow the order of operations.

• ##### Measurements

An introduction to numerical computation. Emphasis is placed on scientific and engineering notation, the rule of significant figures, and converting between SI and Imperial units.

• ##### Trigonometry with Right Triangles

Here we focus on right angle triangles within quadrant I of an x-y plane. None of the angles we evaluate here are greater than 90°. A unit on trigonometry with oblique triangles is covered later.

• ##### Trigonometry with Oblique Triangles

This unit is a continuation of trigonometry with right triangles except we'll extend our understanding to deal with angles *greater* than 90°. Resolving and combining vectors will be covered at the end of this unit.

• ##### Geometry

This unit focuses on analyzing and understand the characteristics of various shapes, both 2D and 3D.

## Mathematics for Technology I (Math 1131)

### Calculate the area of a variety of different types of quadrilaterals

A quadrilateral is a polygon (i.e. 2D shape) with four edges (or sides) and four vertices or corners. Examples of quadrilaterals are illustrated below. In this section, we’ll focus on finding the area of trapezoids (right). A comparison of how to find the area of different quadrilaterals, namely the parallelograms (left) and rhombuses (center) are also shown. Of these three, the more complicated area to find is the one for trapezoids. The video below shows two examples: the first is a basic look at how the area formula is used, while the second shows how you can analytically break down a trapezoid into three segments.