Students will investigate and apply a number of mathematical principles common to plane surveying applications focusing on Cartesian geometry and coordinate systems using hand calculations, CAD programs, and programable spreadsheets. Areas of study include direct and inverse problems, intersection problems, horizontal and vertical curves, volume computations, area partitions, coordinate transformations, resections and an introduction to spherical triangles. Group 2 course
Required Prerequisites MTH 121
or higher, SVR 110
, SVR 120
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Identify Cartesian geometry, coordinate systems, horizontal and vertical curves, area partitions, re-sections and volume computations.
- Apply a number of mathematical algorithms common to plane surveying applications.
- Produce sound decisions, judgements, and/or predictions using numbers, symbols, measurements, properties, and the relationships of quantities.
- Collect hand calculations, CAD and programable spreadsheets.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Coordinate with teammates to complete course projects.
Learning How to Learn:
- Identify the impact of a surveyor's decision-making process on local, national and global issues.
- Identify how surveying calculations build a foundation of knowledge for program outcomes.