Pre-Calculus

Credits: 5

Prerequisite: READ 0220 Reading Strategies, MATH 0450Intermediate Algebra or placement determined by assessment score

Co-Requisite: none

This course will provide the necessary foundation for a standard calculus course. The algebra topics presented are solution methods and applications of linear, quadratic, rational and radical equations, complex numbers, functional graphs and transformations, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations and inequalities. The trigonometry topics presented will include properties, graphs and identities of the trigonometric functions, laws of sine and cosine, and equation solution methods. Other related topics in the course include the polar coordinate system, conic sections, and basics of vector analysis. Sequences, series, and probability may be covered.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): 4