Master Course Outline
MATH& 141
Precalculus I

Credits: 5 
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50
Lecture Hours:50

Description
MATH& 141 is the first in a series of two courses designed to give students an indepth 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.
 Identify domain and range.
 Generate and interpret graphs.
 Describe defining characteristics.
 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 
Spring 2017 
7196 
Linda Soper 

MATH& 141 
Spring 2017 
7187 
Julianne Sachs 

MATH& 141 
Spring 2017 
9609 
Daniel Colby 

MATH& 141 
Spring 2017 
9619 
Daniel Colby 

MATH& 141 
Winter 2017 
9609 
Daniel Colby 


Two Year Projected Schedule
Year One* 
Year Two** 
Fall 
Winter 
Spring 
Summer 
Mini 
Fall 
Winter 
Spring 
Summer 
Mini 
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*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.
