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MAT-129 Precalculus

Precalculus is a broad-based course that follows on courses in college algebra. It prepares students for courses in calculus and higher mathematics and for courses in technology where knowledge of precalculus is a prerequisite. The course is especially appropriate for students taking courses in aviation, electronics, nuclear studies, computer science, and so on. The underlying teaching philosophy is that students who study mathematics should develop skills of active enquiry and independent thought. To this end, active participation is fostered by means of a variety of activities. Providing a solid foundation for the study of calculus and advanced mathematics, the course emphasizes skills development and critical thinking. Students are encouraged to explore and solve realistic and relevant applications in the areas of science and technology. Topics include exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, applications of trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences and series, and analytic geometry.

Advisory: It is advisable to have knowledge in a course equivalent to MAT-121: College Algebra with a grade of C or better to succeed in this course. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have the required knowledge.

Study Methods:

Guided Study (MAT-129-GS):
Dec 2022,  Jan 2023,  Feb 2023,  Mar 2023,  Apr 2023,  May 2023,  Jun 2023
Online Courses (MAT-129-OL):
Dec 2022,  Jan 2023,  Feb 2023,  Mar 2023,  Apr 2023,  May 2023,  Jun 2023

Credits: 3

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