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MATH%26 142
Precalculus II


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Quantitative][Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
MATH& 142 is the second 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& 141, satisfactory placement, or permission of the Mathematics Department.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze sine, cosine, tangent, cosecant, arcsine, arcosine, and arctangent functions.
    1. Identify domain and range.
    2. Generate and interpret graphs.
    3. Describe defining characteristics.
    4. Explain the relationship to the unit circle.
    5. 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 two-dimensional 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**
    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.