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MAT 187 Pre-Calculus
Credit Hours:  5
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: 1187
AGEC: Mathematics  
Credit Breakdown: 5 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Polynomial, logarithmic, exponential functions, factoring and graphing techniques, angles and their measures, properties and graphs of trigonometric functions and equations, identities, vectors, solutions of triangles, applications, polar coordinates, systems of equations and inequalities, partial fractions, conics, sequences and series. Prerequisites: MAT121 with a grade of B or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: MAT121 with a grade of B or higher, and RDG100

Corequisites: RDG100

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Apply trigonometric concepts to solve right and non-right triangle problems using the law of sines & cosines.
2. (Application Level) Solve problems involving circles and angles.
3. (Application Level) Graph trigonometric functions in rectangular, polar and parametric forms.
4. (Application Level) Solve trigonometric equations using identities and inverse properties.
5. (Application Level) Use vectors to solve application problems.
6. (Synthesis Level) Develop multiple approaches to solving systems of linear equations.
7. (Application Level) Graph equations of conic sections.
8. (Application Level) Perform partial fraction decomposition.
9. (Application Level) Solve and sketch polynomial, rational, logarithmic and exponential equations and functions using the appropriate properties.
10. (Application Level) Distinguish the difference between arithmetic and geometric sequences and apply appropriate formulas to find specific terms.
11. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the sum of finite and infinite series.
12. (Evaluation Level) Use technology to model, solve, and justify answers.
13. (Analysis Level) Apply multiple techniques to solve quadratic equations and other equations reducible to quadratic form.
14. (Application Level) Perform the basic operations on matrices.
15. (Evaluation Level) Determine the optimal solution to a function, subject to constraints using a maximum/minimum method.
16. (Application Level) Combine polynomial, rational, and square root functions and find the domain of a composite function.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None