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MATH& 142 - Precalculus II


5.0 Credits
Continuation of MATH& 141. Polynomial, rational, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric functions. Applications involving these and functions from MATH& 141. Graphing calculator required (was MATH 132) Prerequisite: MATH& 141  (was MATH 131) or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the main graphical features of linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, rational and trigonometric functions. [REASON]
  2. Solve equations involving the aforementioned functions, both graphically and algebraically. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between the graphs and equations of the aforementioned functions. [REASON]
  4. Construct functions of the aforementioned types to model situations described in words. [REASON]
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of function concepts, such as domain, range, composition of functions and inverse functions using the aforementioned functions given in graphical, symbolic and numerical form. [REASON]
  6. Express solutions clearly with correct use of mathematical notation and terminology. [REASON]
  7. Solve problems involving triangles, using right-triangle trigonometry, the law of sines and the law of cosines. [REASON]
  8. Distinguish between identities and conditional equations. [REASON]
  9. Apply trigonometric identities to solve equations. [REASON]
  10. Prove identities algebraically. [REASON]
  11. Use technology to investigate the behavior of the aforementioned functions. [REASON]
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of the main graphical features of conic sections and the relationships among their graphs, equations and main graphical features. [REASON]
  13. Demonstrate an understanding of unit circle trigonometry. [REASON]



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