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# MATH 106 - Essentials of Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Credits: 5
Study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; algebraic combinations of functions, composition of functions, transformation of functions, and inverse functions. Additional topics may include complex numbers, polar coordinates, and parametric equations. Graphing calculator required.

Enrollment Requirement: Appropriate math placement.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science and Quantitative Skills
Course Fee: \$2.00

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, and logarithmic functions.
5. Graph and understand the properties of trigonometric functions and their inverse functions.
6. Apply the triangle definitions of the trigonometric functions.
7. Apply trigonometric identities.
8. Solve equations and application problem.

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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