Mathematics for Technology I (Math 1131) Durham College, Mathematics
Free • 55 lessons
• 1 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 interior angles of polygons

A polygon is a plane figure formed by three or more line segments. The points where the sides meet are called vertices, and sum of the lengths of a polygon’s sides is its perimeter. If all of the sides and angles of a polygon are equal, it is called a regular polygon. In the diagram below, both shapes are hexagons, but the one on your left is a regular, while the one on the right is irregular.  Equal sides or angles are illustrated with daggers |. The simplest of all polygons is a triangle. It has three sides and the total sum of its interior angles is 180°. In this section, you’ll learn how to calculate the sum of the interior angles of any polygon. The formula that’s used to calculated the total sum is:

Sum of Angles

$S=180°\left(n–2\right)\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}$

Where represents the total sum and n represents the number of sides. Let’s take a look at four different examples in increasing difficulty.