TAM 121 - Mathematics for Machinists I
A basic mathematics course for beginning machinists. It is designed to acquaint the entry-level tooling and machining student with the mathematical concepts, terms, and formulas required to function as a machinist. The emphasis of the course is upon application of mathematical principles to the machine trades and developing mathematical/mechanical problem solving skills. Three class hours.
Course Learning Outcomes
1.Solve problems involving combinations of powers and roots with other basic arithmetic operations, using a calculator.
2.Solve machine technology problems using algebraic equations and formulas.
3.Determine unknown angles and side lengths in polygons using geometric principles.
4.Solve problems using geometric principles which involve chords, arcs, central and inscribed angles, perpendiculars or tangents.
5.Compute the unknown angles and side lengths in a right triangle using the sine, cosine or tangent trigonometric functions.
6.Apply projection of auxiliary lines, use of geometric principles, or trigonometric functions.
7.State the relationship between measurements and statistics.
8.Explain why statistical control is based on measurements that have already been taken.
9.Explain how statistical control allows you to predict future measurements.
Course Offered Fall and Spring