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MATH153 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Lab: 0
General Education Course (M)

Description: This course, preceded by MATH 152, prepares students for the study of calculus. Problems are approached from a variety of perspectives, including graphical, numerical, verbal, and algebraic. The topics require students to exhibit critical thinking skills as they analyze a variety of problems, create functions from a problem situation, and solve optimization problems using those functions. Students use their calculators and their understanding of the behavior of functions to perform regression analysis on data sets, including linear, quadratic, exponential, logistic, and sinusoidal models. Types of functions studied include rational, inverse trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic. Parametric equations are introduced and used to define circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas. A graphing calculator is required; the specific model is determined by the department. (Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or higher in MATH 152 or equivalent)

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