Master Course Outline
MATH& 142
Precalculus II

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

Description
MATH& 142 is the second 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& 141, satisfactory placement, or permission of the Mathematics Department. 
Intended Learning Outcomes
Analyze sine, cosine, tangent, cosecant, arcsine, arcosine, and arctangent functions.
 Identify domain and range.
 Generate and interpret graphs.
 Describe defining characteristics.
 Explain the relationship to the unit circle.
 Explain the relationship to the right triangle.
Combine trigonometric functions using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and composition.
Analyze transformations resulting from the application of shifts and scales.
Solve equations and inequalities involving trigonometric expressions through analytic and graphical techniques.
Apply the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines to oblique triangles.
Use trigonometric identities to rewrite expressions, verify additional identities, and solve equations.
Construct appropriate trigonometric functions to model and solve contextual problems.
Relate twodimensional vectors to right triangle trigonometry.
Interpret parametric equations analytically and graphically.
Analyze and graph polar equations; demonstrate the ability to convert between polar and Cartesian coordinates.
Optional: identify, analyze, and apply conic sections.


Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
Course 
Year Quarter 
Item 
Instructor 

MATH& 142 
Spring 2017 
6027 
Michael Shively 

MATH& 142 
Spring 2017 
7188 
Christopher Mehl 

MATH& 142 
Winter 2017 
7177 
Julianne Sachs 

MATH& 142 
Spring 2016 
7188 
Eric Schulz 

MATH& 142 
Spring 2016 
6027 
Michael Shively 


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