How Do Engineers Use Trigonometry?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 2:27:22 AM ET
Steve Cadman/CC-BY-2.0

Engineering is an extremely mathematics-intensive career, with necessary skills in both trigonometry and calculus to describe mechanical designs and to make aesthetic designs practical. The understanding of angles and planes is the most common skill used by engineers. Trigonometry also contains an understanding on natural laws and mathematical expressions that can be used to assist in engineering.