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# MATH& 141 - PreCalculus I

Credits: 5
Study of piecewise, absolute value, power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their applications; algebraic combinations of functions; composition of functions; inverse functions; transformations. Graphing calculator required.

Enrollment Requirement: MATH 97  with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate math placement.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science and Quantitative Skills

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

1. Understand and use function notation and terminology.
2. Perform operations with combinations and compositions of functions as well as inverse functions.
3. Analyze graphical behavior of functions, including transformations.
4. Graph and identify important properties of piecewise, power, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and absolute value functions.
5. Solve equations, inequalities and application problems.

Program Outcomes
1. Recognize which quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods are appropriate for solving a given problem.
2. Correctly implement the quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods that are appropriate for solving a given problem.

3. Translate data into various formats such as symbolic language, equations, graphs, and formulas.

College-wide Outcomes
• 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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