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# MATH 123 - Precalculus Pt. 1 College Alg. With Trig

Number of Credits: 4
Precalculus Part 1: College Algebra with Trigonometry provides the foundation to be successful in chemistry, physics, engineering and advanced mathematics. The precalculus and calculus sequences are intended for future mathematics/science/ engineering majors. Topics include relations and functions, including composite functions and inverse functions; analysis of polynomial, power, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs; right triangle trigonometry, and Laws of Sines and Cosines. Problems will be solved through analytic, numerical, and graphical approaches with an emphasis on setting up and solving relevant application problems. Students who need to take MATH 135 - Calculus of a Single Variable 1 , will need to complete both Precalculus Part 1 and Precalculus Part 2 in a two-semester-long sequence, or the rigorous one-semester MATH 130  course. It is strongly recommended that a student enroll in MATH-123 within one semester of completing MAT 099 . Credit by exam available. Graphing calculator required (Fall, Spring and Summer) Four hours lecture. Four Credits. Four billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Mathematics

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 , plus exemption/completion of MAT 099  with a minimum grade of C or better or a satisfactory score on the math placement exam. It is strongly recommended that a student enroll in MATH-123 within one semester of completing MAT 099
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate, graph, and identify the domain, range and intercepts of polynomial, power, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. (GE2)
2. Identify and graph shifts, reflections, stretches, and shrinks of functions. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE5)
3. Find a composition of two functions, and find the domain of a composite function. (GE2)
4. Find inverses of functions analytically and graphically. (GE2)
5. Determine the zeros of polynomial functions using analytic techniques, such as synthetic division, and graphical techniques. (GE2)
6. Perform operations with complex numbers in standard form. (GE2)
7. Solve polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic equations. (GE2)
8. Use trigonometric functions to solve right triangles. (GE2)
9. Apply the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to solve oblique triangles. (GE2)
10. Use polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric function models to set up and solve application problems. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE5)

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