May 30, 2023
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
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, and logarithmic functions.
- Graph and understand the properties of trigonometric functions and their inverse functions.
- Apply the triangle definitions of the trigonometric functions.
- Apply trigonometric identities.
- Solve equations and application problem.
- 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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