Course Abstract Details

MATH-124, Precalculus Part 2:Trigonometry and Advanced Algebra

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

MATH-124, Precalculus Part 2: Trigonometry and Advanced Algebra, is the second course in a two-course sequence. It is intensive study of trigonometry and other advanced algebra topics such as conics, parametric equations, and polar coordinates. This course is intended for future mathematics/science majors. Topics include right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric functions, graphs, identities, trigonometric equations, inverse trigonometric functions, Laws of Sines and Cosines, systems of linear equations, conics, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and polar equations. 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 MATH-123 and MATH-124 in a year-long sequence or the rigorous one semester MATH-130 course. Prerequisites: exemption/completion of READ-A-F and a satisfactory score on the placement exam, or MATH-123 with a "C" grade or better. Credit by exam available. Graphing calculator required. See Mathematics Department web site for details. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Credit cannot be earned in both MATH-124 and MATH-130. GENERAL EDUCATION

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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