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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This is an interactive homework problem for introductory physics students.  It shows a person on the ground looking up at an angle of 28° and seeing a tree and a building aligned.  With the given information, the student must determine the difference in height between the building and tree.  

A user-activated "help" sequence is provided for each step of the problem-solving, from conceptual analysis through quantitative calculation.  Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses.  This item is part of a larger collection of interactive homework problems for introductory physics.  See Related items on this page for a link to the full collection.
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Mathematical Tools
- Trig and Pre-cal
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- Mathematics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
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AIP Format
G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/trigonometry).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Trigonometry, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/trigonometry>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Trigonometry. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/trigonometry
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Trigonometry. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/trigonometry (accessed 24 October 2014).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Trigonometry. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/01/trigonometry>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Trigonometry}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {24 October 2014}, Month = {June 16, 2006}, Year = {2006} }
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Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Trigonometry:

Is Part Of Illinois PER: Interactive Examples

This is the full collection of homework problems by the same author.  It contains six comprehensive problem sets classified by course level.

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