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MATH& 142 - PreCalculus II

Credits: 5
Study of trigonometric functions and their applications, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, trigonometric identities, solutions of right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and conics. Graphing calculator required.

Enrollment Requirement: MATH& 141  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or 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. Graph and understand the properties of trigonometric functions and their inverse functions.
  2. Apply the triangle definitions of the trigonometric functions.
  3. Apply trigonometric identities.
  4. Solve trigonometric equations.
  5. Analyze and graph parametric and polar equations, and conic sections.
  6. Graph and perform basic operations with vectors.
  7. Solve 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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