2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
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MATH& 141 - Precalculus I

5.0 Credits
General nature of functions. Linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Applications. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite: MATH 090 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher or appropriate score on math placement test.

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Solve problems involving the concept of a function and the related concepts of domain, range, composition of functions and inverse functions; and demonstrate an understanding of these concepts using functions given in graphical, symbolic or numerical form. [REASON]
  2. Correctly use mathematical notation and language related to the concepts mentioned above. [REASON]
  3. Graph a variety of functions and interpret these graphs. [REASON]
  4. Understand the formulation, properties, graphs and some appropriate applications of linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. [REASON]
  5. Solve equations and inequalities involving linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions, both graphically and algebraically. [REASON]
  6. Know how and when to use technology as a tool to solve equations and investigate the behavior of functions. [REASON]
  7. Construct equations and functions that model situations described in words. [REASON]
  8. Solve word problems and express solutions clearly. [REASON]

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