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# MATH& 141 Pre-Calculus I

5 credits

Precalculus I includes the study of linear, absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

This course meets the Quantitative Reasoning  general education distribution requirement.

Prerequisites: MATH 99 &nbsp;(or placement into MATH& 141)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

• Apply the principles of basic algebra and coordinate geometry to solve math problems
• Analyze and solve equations verbally, algebraically, graphically, and numerically
• Use mathematical modeling to solve application problems and interpret the solution in the context of the problem
• Simplify and evaluate combined functions and composite functions
• Describe how transformations of functions affect their graphs
• Determine key features of functions, such as domain, range, asymptotes, and intercepts
• Graph linear, absolute value, piecewise, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions
• Find an equation of a function from its graph
• Find the inverse of a one-to-one function
• Apply the properties and laws of logarithms
• Interpret and analyze linear and non-linear data to develop appropriate models

General Education Distribution Area Outcomes
Students who successfully complete courses in the Quantitative Reasoning distribution area will be able to:

• Gather, organize, and interpret data using multiple approaches
• Develop and use mathematical models to describe and evaluate physical situations
• Communicate problem-solving strategies and mathematically justify solutions
• Select and utilize appropriate technology to analyze mathematical problems

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50