The target audience of this learning object is trigonometry students who have already learned what a radian is and have already derived the key values of the coordinates associated with common radian units, but now need to practice finding those values on the unit circle. The student does not need to know the definition of the six trig functions to do this activity.
Learners examine the components of the x-ray tubehead, a sealed, heavy metal housing that contains the x-ray tube that produces dental x-rays. This object is designed to help students understand the functions and safety features of the tubehead.
Learners examine a 555 integrated circuit, which functions as a one-shot monostable multivibrator, and then test their knowledge. Immediate feedback is provided. Animations are used to show the sequential operations.
Learners read how the NOR gate can be configured to obtain the other common logic gates. Schematics and Boolean expressions demonstrate how the AND, OR, and Hex Inverter functions are achieved through the use of only NOR gates