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MATH& 141
Precalculus I


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Quantitative][Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
MATH& 141 is the first in a series of two courses designed to give students an in-depth understanding of functions and to prepare students for calculus. Graphical analysis of concepts is emphasized through the use of technology. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in MATH 079, MATH 080, or MATH 80F, appropriate placement score, or permission of the Mathematics department.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze polynomial, root, rational, piecewise, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
    1. Identify domain and range.
    2. Generate and interpret graphs.
    3. Describe defining characteristics.
    4. Classify the type of function given an algebraic, tabular, graphical, or contextual representation.
  • Find real and complex roots of polynomial functions and, conversely, construct the algebraic form of a polynomial function given its roots and/or graph.
  • Combine functions using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and composition, and identify the domain.
  • Analyze transformations resulting from the application of shifts and scales.
  • Decide whether a function in invertible, and, if so, determine its inverse.
  • Solve inequalities involving polynomial and rational expressions through analytic and graphical techniques.
  • Solve equations involving polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic expressions through analytic and graphical techniques.
  • Construct appropriate functions to model and solve contextual problems.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    MATH& 141
    Fall 2017
    7165
    Linda Soper
    MATH& 141
    Fall 2017
    7166
    Eric Schulz
    MATH& 141
    Spring 2017
    7196
    Linda Soper
    MATH& 141
    Spring 2017
    7187
    Julianne Sachs
    MATH& 141
    Spring 2017
    9609
    Daniel Colby


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
     
     
    X
    X
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.