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College Algebra & Trigonometry

Course Description

This course, followed by MATH 153, prepares students for the study of calculus. Topics include functions and function notation, rate of change and linear functions, quadratic functions, power functions, and polynomial functions, transformations of functions, a review of right triangle trigonometry, graphing trigonometric functions, trigonometric functions through the unit circle, some basic trigonometric identities, applications leading to sinusoidal graphs, and inverse trigonometric functions. Problems are approached from a variety of perspectives, including graphical, numerical, verbal, and algebraic. A graphing calculator is required; the specific model is determined by the Mathematics Department. (Prerequisites: a grade of "C" or higher in MATH-151 or equivalent)