MATH& 141 - PreCalculus I
Study of piecewise, power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their applications; algebraic combinations of functions; composition of functions; inverse functions; transformations. Graphing calculator required.
Prerequisite: MATH 097 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate math placement.
Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science and Quantitative Skills
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Understand and use function notation and terminology.
- Perform operations with combinations and compositions of functions as well as inverse functions.
- Analyze graphical behavior of functions, including transformations.
- Graph and identify important properties of piecewise, power, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and absolute value functions.
- Solve equations, inequalities and application problems.
Recognize which quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods are appropriate for solving a given problem.
Correctly implement the quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods that are appropriate for solving a given problem.
Translate data into various formats such as symbolic language, equations, graphs, and formulas.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
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