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The PolyTrig Calculator: for Trigonometric Calculations,

And a Reference Source for Trigonometry

 

Created By David@TechForText.com, 2010

To contact the author use the above email address, or

Left click on these words for a website communication form.

This website provides a free calculation device, (The PolyTrig Calculator) in the online JavaScript and spreadsheet formats (Microsoft Excel, and OpenOffice Calc).  The online version is embedded in this webpage below this introduction.  If you want the spreadsheet version of the PolyTrig Calculator, scroll all the way down, beneath the online Calculator.

The PolyTrig Calculator carries out over 30 trigonometric calculations simultaneously, when the user enters numbers for the height and base of a right triangle.  This includes the triangle's: hypotenuse, perimeter, area, two acute angles in degrees and radians.  Based on the two acute angles, it calculates the sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, cosecant, and seven trigonometric identities. 

 

For a printer friendly version of the PolyTrig Calculator left click here.  (If you print the embedded version everything on this webpage will be printed.  

                         
  Description of: The PolyTrig Calculator, Created By David@TechForText.com, 2010  
  This calculation device (the PolyTrig Calculator) carries out over 30 trigonometric calculations simultaneously, when the user enters numbers for the height and base of a right triangle. The Calculator has five sections, and many formulas in the conventional and spreadsheet formats.  
  Simple Three-Step Instructions: 1) Delete the numbers in the two white Input boxes below. (To enter or delete numbers, you must first left click with the mouse on the relevant, white input box.)  
  2) Enter the height of your right triangle in Input box A, and the length of the base in Input box B.  
  3) For calculated results; left click with the mouse on the yellow background, or on the calculation button. Scroll down to view results. (This page is about 6 computer screens from top to bottom.)  
  This is Input Box A, which is for the height This is Input Box B, which is for the length  
  of the triangle. (Altitude or Opposite side) of the base of the triangle. (Adjacent Side)  
  A= B =  
  Section 1) Calculations without the Trigonometric Functions  
A=The height of the triangle =  
      Area of Triangle =  
 

This is the height triangle. It is also the altitude or opposite side of the triangle.

    Spreadsheet formula for the above =A*B/2  
    H = Hypotenuse =  
      Spreadsheet formula for above =((A^2)+(B^2))^(0.5)  
  The dimensions of this right triangle are used for all the calculations performed by the PolyTrig Calculator. This includes, height, length of base and hypotenuse, and the size of angles a and b        
    Perimeter =  
      Spreadsheet formula for the above = A+B+H  
         
          B = Base (Adjacent Side) =  
  Angle a, radians = Angleb Radians =  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above =ATAN(A/B) Spreadsheet formula for the above =ATAN(A/B)  
Angle a Degrees = Angle b Degrees =  
  Spreadsheet formula for above =DEGREES(ATAN(A/B)) Spreadsheet formula for above = DEGREES(ATAN(B/A))  
    The rounding mechanism, presented below, is NOT for the above calculations.    
  All of the FOLLOWING calculated results are rounded to decimal places. You can  
  change this, by deleting the above number (in blue type), and entering the number of decimal  
  places you prefer. If you enter a number that is excessively large you might get rounding errors.  
  Section 2) Trigonometric Functions for Angle a, based on the triangle presented above  
  Sin(a) = A = =  
  H  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND( (A/H), L25)  
  Cos(a) = B = =  
  H  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND( (B/H), L25 )  
  Tan(a) = A = =  
  B  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND( (A/B), L25)  
  Cot(a) = B = =  
  A  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND((B/A),L25)  
  Sec(a) = H = =  
  B  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND((H/B), L25)  
  Csc(a) = H = =  
  A  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND((H/A), L25)  
  Section 3) Trigonometric Functions for Angle b, based on the right triangle in section 1  
  Sin(b) = B = =  
  H  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND((B/H), L25 )  
  Cos(b) = A = =  
  H  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND( (A/H), L25 )  
  Tan(b) = B = =  
  A  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND((B/A), L25)  
  Cot(b) = A = =  
  B  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND((A/B),L25)  
  Sec(b) = H = =  
  A  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND((H/A),L25)  
  Csc(b) = H = =  
  B  
  Spreadsheet formula for the above calculation is =ROUND((H/B),L25)  
  Section 4) Trigonometric Identities for Angle a, based on the right triangle in section 1  
  Sin(a)2+Cos(a)2 = Sin(a)2+Cos(a)2=  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((A/H)^2+(B/H)^2, L25) For above =ROUND( (SIN(a.))^2+(COS(a.))^2, L25 )  
  Sin(a)2= Cos(a)2= =  
  Spreadsheet formulas: Sin(a)2 for =(A/H)^2 Cos(a)2 for =(A/H)^2 For the sun: =ROUND(E69+K69, L25)  
  Sin(a) = Tan(a) = SIN(A)=  
  Sec(a)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((A/B)/(H/B),L25) For above =ROUND(SIN(a.), L25)  
  COS(a) = Cot(a) = Cos(a)=  
  CSC(a)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right=ROUND((B/A)/(H/A),L25) For above=ROUND(COS(a.),L25)  
  Tan(a) = Sin(a) = Tan(a)=  
  Cos(a)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((A/H)/(B/H),L25) For above =ROUND(TAN(a.), L25)  
  Cot(a) = Cos(a) = Cot(a)=  
  Sin(a)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((B/H)/(A/H), L25) For above =ROUND(1/TAN(a.), L25)  
  Sec(a) = Tan(a) = Sec(a)=  
  Sin(a)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((A/B)/(A/H), L25) For above =ROUND(1/COS(a.), L25)  
  CSC(a) = Cot(a) = Csc(a) =  
  Cos(a)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((B/A)/(B/H), L25) For above =ROUND(1/SIN(a.), L25)  
  Section 5) Trigonometric Identities for Angle b, based on the right triangle in section 1  
  Sin(b)2+Cos(b)2 = Sin(b)2+Cos(b)2=  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((B/H)^2+(A/H)^2, L25) For above =ROUND( (SIN(b.))^2+(COS(b.))^2, L25 )  
  Sin(b)2= Cos(b)2= =  
  Spreadsheet formulas: Sin(b)2 for =(B/H)^2 Cos(b)2 for =(A/H)^2 For the sun: =ROUND(E92+K92, L25)  
  Sin(b) = Tan(b) = SIN(b)=  
  Sec(b)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((B/A)/(H/A), L25) For above =ROUND(SIN(b.), L25)  
  COS(b) = Cot(b) = Cos(b)=  
  CSC(b)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right=ROUND((B/A)/(H/A),L25) For above =ROUND(COS(b.), L25)  
  Tan(b) = Sin(b) = Tan(b)=  
  Cos(b)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((B/H)/(A/H), L25) For above =ROUND(TAN(b.), L25)  
  Cot(b) = Cos(b) = Cot(a)=  
  Sin(b)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((A/H)/(B/H), L25) For above =ROUND(1/TAN(b.), L25)  
  Sec(b) = Tan(b) = Sec(b)=  
  Sin(b)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((B/A)/(B/H), L25) For above =ROUND(1/COS(b.), L25)  
  CSC(b) = Cot(b) = Csc(a) =  
  Cos(b)  
  Spreadsheet formulas: For above right =ROUND((A/B)/(A/H), L25) For above =ROUND(1/SIN(b.), L25)  
  The PolyTrig Calculator Created By David@TechForText.com, 2010 To contact the author use the email address  

                           

Software Requirements for the PolyTrig Calculator,

Links for the Free Downloads,

And Additional Information

 

Software Requirements

The spreadsheet versions of the PolyTrig Calculator require either Microsoft Excel, or the free OpenOffice.org software package, available at www.OpenOffice.org  In addition, Microsoft Windows is required for the spreadsheet versions.

 

The JavaScript version of the PolyTrig Calculator can run on any operating system that has JavaScript support, but I only tested it with Microsoft Windows.  In addition, the JavaScript version requires a browser that supports JavaScript.  Almost all modern operating systems and browsers support JavaScript.

 

 

Download Links for the PolyTrig Calculator In the

Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc, and JavaScript Formats

 

Important note: Some of the downloads are in a zip folder, and they must be removed from the zip folder to function properly.  You can do this with the Windows cut and paste mechanism.

 

If you want the PolyTrig Calculator in the Microsoft Excel format, left click on these words.

 

If you want the PolyTrig Calculator in the newer 2007 Microsoft Excel format, in a zip folder, left click on these words.  Note, this requires Microsoft Excel 2007 or newer additions of Excel.

 

If you want the spreadsheet version of the PolyTrig Calculator that was used to create the JavaScript version left click on these words. (This is in Microsoft Excel format.)

 

If you want the PolyTrig Calculator in the OpenOffice Calc format, in a zip folder, left click on these words.  This requires the free OpenOffice.org software package.

 

Note: If you do not have Microsoft Excel, download the OpenOffice.org software package, because it is free and it is almost as good as the Microsoft Office suite.  To download go to www.OpenOffice.org or left click on these words.

 

If you want the online JavaScript version of the PolyTrig Calculator, in a printer friendly format, left click on these words.

 

If you want the online PolyTrig Calculator without background colors, in a printer friendly format, left click on these words.

 

If you want the two JavaScript versions mentioned above, in a zip folder, left click on these words.  Note, within the zip folder, there are separate folders for each JavaScript version.  Each of these folders contains two files, one for the calculation device, and the other for graphics.  If the two files are separated, you will not see the right triangle on the PolyTrig Calculator.

 

If you want the PolyTrig Calculator in all of the above formats, in a zip folder, left click on these words.

 

If you want a diverse assortment of calculation devices for algebra and trigonometry, go to the main website at www.TechForText.com/Algebra, This can be done by left clicking on these words.

 

 

 

Additional Information About The PolyTrig Calculator

 

The PolyTrig Calculator was created in Microsoft Excel, and it was converted to OpenOffice Calc, and with specialized software to JavaScript.  The spreadsheet formulas displayed on the Calculator, I created for Excel.  I did this with the Excel name mechanism, which defines letters or words in terms of cell designations, such as input boxes.  This provides the functionality of writing spreadsheet formulas using letters or words, instead of creating formulas with confusing cell designations, such as:=F12*G12.

 

You can copy, modify and use the spreadsheet formulas on the PolyTrig Calculator for your own needs.  However, these formulas will not function unless you define the letters with the Microsoft Excel name mechanism.  Most of these formulas will also function in OpenOffice Calc. 

However, formulas that have commas must be modified slightly.  This involves replacing commas with semicolons for OpenOffice Calc.  For example, this formula for Excel, =ROUND((A/H), L25) must be converted to =ROUND((A/H); L25) for OpenOffice Calc.

 

 

 

About this Website and

Services Offered by the Author

 

 

About This Website

 

This website was designed to maximize efficiency and ease-of-use (usability, user-friendliness).  The text is presented with relatively large fonts.  The paragraphs are short, and the sentence structure and wording were written to maximize comprehension*.  The website has a very simple layout, on a single page.  This makes it easy to navigate intuitively, by scrolling down or up.  All the links for downloads and other websites are also written with large fonts, and clearly marked as links, such as with the following words: left click on these words.

 

Note: The ideas on this website and the PolyTrig Calculator are technical, and they require knowledge of trigonometry.  In addition, some familiarity with spreadsheets and computer technology is also needed for maximum comprehension.  However, individuals without the technical background can master the material presented on this website and the PolyTrig Calculator by diligent study and practice. 

 

 

Services Offered by the Author David@TechForText.com

 

I design and build user-friendly software based calculation devices for arithmetic, accounting, currency exchange rates, algebra, trigonometry, correlations, calculus, and databases with built-in calculation devices.  I also create attractive online calculation devices for websites.  I generally make these devices in the Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice.org, and the JavaScript formats, but I can work with other spreadsheet formats besides the above.

 

For a list of websites with calculation devices that I created, left click on these words, or go to the following website: www.TechForText.com/Math

 

I can create web communication forms for your website.  This includes forms with built-in calculation devices.

 

I write instructions for the devices I build.  I can also write instructions for software and computer devices created by others.  In addition, I can write advertising for your websites, products and services.

 

For a list of all the services I offer see www.TechForText.com

 

For a list of all my websites see www.David100.com

 

My resume is online at: www.David100.com/R

 

I can provide the services mentioned above on a fee-for-service basis, or possibly based on temporary or permanent employment.  If you are interested in my services, and want additional contact information or more data on the services I offer, you can email me at David@TechForText.com or use a website communication form, by left clicking on these words.

 

I am located in the USA.  If you are a great distance from my locality or are in another country, this is not important.  I can provide services worldwide, because the software and websites I make can be delivered through the Internet to any locality, providing there are no governmental restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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