BIG TRIG Contest Information
[rev. 5/16/2011]
BIG TRIG is an annual competition involving vintage 1983
laptop computers and randomly generated right triangles that need to be solved
for a missing side or a missing angle. Prizes, as always, will be ridiculous.
Date 

Friday, May 20, 2011 (day 5 of McDonald’s Week) 
Time 

7:15 a.m. (optional warmup*) 
Prizes 

Ridiculous 
Required 

Bring a scientific calculator that can compute sine,
cosine, tangent, arcsine (sin^{−1}), arccosine (cos^{−1}),
and arctangent (tan^{−1}). Set your calculator for degree mode, not radians. If you do not
have such a calculator, one or two loaners will be available. Vintage laptop
computers for the competition will be provided. 
* For students who cannot make the 7:15 a.m. warmup session, warmup computers will also be available for practice in Math Lab (MH103) after school on Wednesday, May 18.