# Mathematics

## Precalculus (5-0) 5 Cr. Hrs.

### Course Description

Topics covered in this course include the function concept, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, rapid review of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, solving equations and systems of equations, curve sketching, complex numbers, coordinate geometry and conic sections. The prevailing theme is applications and graphical solutions.

### Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

• MATH 113 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum placement test score of 23 ACT or 63 CPT (College-Level Math).
• MATH 119 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum placement test score of 23 ACT or 63 CPT (College-Level Math).
• Recommend: Engineering, science and math majors should take MATH 129.

### Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

• Graph the elementary functions, including linear, quadratic, cubic, absolute value, square root, cube root, and reciprocal functions, without a calculator.
• Apply the standard geometric transformations of stretching, shrinking, and translating to the elementary functions.
• Solve algebraically and geometrically, equations and inequalities in one variable of the following types: linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric.
• Solve systems of equations in two variables geometrically.
• Construct mathematical models to solve application problems.
• Determine domain and range of a function.
• Determine maximum and minimum values of a function.
• Determine intervals where a function is increasing, decreasing, or constant.
• Determine algebraically and geometrically, whether a function is even, odd, or neither.
• Determine the asymptotes of a function.
• Explore end behavior of a function geometrically.
• Calculate sum, difference, product, and quotient of complex numbers.
• Determine real and complex zeros of a polynomial function.
• Graph exponential and logarithmic functions manually and using the graphing calculator.
• Apply geometric transformations to exponential and logarithmic functions.
• Graph trigonometric functions manually and using the graphing calculator.
• Apply geometric transformations to trigonometric functions.
• Identify conic sections.
• Graph conic sections showing key characteristics.

### Course Schedule

CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2016; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/20/2016

 T R 06:00PM-08:59PM LA370

Fall; 2016; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/29/2016

129143027Precalculus 5House H\$12.000/31/14Closed
 M W 12:00PM-02:26PM BTC320
129143049Precalculus 5Mingela A\$12.000/31/8Closed
 M T W R 01:30PM-02:37PM BTC300
129143079Precalculus 5DiDonato J\$12.000/31/7Closed
 T R 06:00PM-08:26PM BTC320
129143100Precalculus 5Choraszewski L\$12.000/31/11Closed
 M W 08:30AM-10:56AM BTC160
129143101Precalculus 5Lazarski A\$12.000/31/6Closed
 M T W R 09:50AM-10:57AM BTC300
129143153Precalculus 5Kerr S\$12.000/31/11Closed
 T R 04:30PM-06:56PM BTC170

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