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Mathematics
MATH 129
Precalculus (50) 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 (CollegeLevel Math).
 MATH 119 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum placement test score of 23 ACT or 63 CPT (CollegeLevel 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
 129  143081  Precalculus   5  Jadoun N  $12.00  0/31/7  Closed  
 129  143027  Precalculus   5  House H  $12.00  0/31/14  Closed  M W  12:00PM02:26PM  BTC320 

 129  143049  Precalculus   5  Mingela A  $12.00  0/31/8  Closed  M T W R  01:30PM02:37PM  BTC300 

 129  143079  Precalculus   5  DiDonato J  $12.00  0/31/7  Closed  T R  06:00PM08:26PM  BTC320 

 129  143100  Precalculus   5  Choraszewski L  $12.00  0/31/11  Closed  M W  08:30AM10:56AM  BTC160 

 129  143101  Precalculus   5  Lazarski A  $12.00  0/31/6  Closed  M T W R  09:50AM10:57AM  BTC300 

 129  143153  Precalculus   5  Kerr S  $12.00  0/31/11  Closed  T R  04:30PM06:56PM  BTC170 

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