MATH 140 - Preparation for Calculus
Topics in this course include introductory plane geometry, algebraic functions and their graphs, introduction to the theory of equations, combinations and binomial theorem, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and arithmetic and geometric sequences. Students are required to have a graphing calculator. Specifications will be made by the instructor. Lab Fee
Requisites: (1) Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 (AND) (2) Next Gen ACCUPLACER® adv alg and functions score of at least 263 (OR) (3) MATH 125 , MATH 132 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 241 , or MATH 242 with at least a grade of C.
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Mathematics
Course Learning Outcomes:
- Graph translated functions including trigonometric functions.
- Recognize, translate and graph parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas written in standard form.
- Identify zeros and the corresponding multiplicity to graph polynomial functions.
- Solve and graph the solution set of rational inequalities.
- Identify and graph vertical, horizontal and slant asymptotes.
- Solve exponential and logarithmic equations.
- Use trigonometric identities to evaluate expressions and solve equations.
- Use trigonometry to identify unknown lengths of angles and sides in both right triangles and oblique triangles.