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Catalog Description

MATH 147 is the union of MATH 143 and MATH 144. Accordingly, the catalog descriptions for all three courses are included here:

M 147 PRECALCULUS (5-0-5)(Area III) (Formerly MATH 111). A single course equivalent to College Algebra (MATH 143) plus Analytic Trigonometry (MATH 144). Credit cannot be granted for both MATH 143 and MATH 147, nor for both MATH 144 and MATH 147. PREREQ: MATH 108 or satisfactory placement score.

M 143 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3-0-3)(Area III). Emphasis on the concept of functions as mathematical entities; domain, range, algebraic operations, composition, inverses, graphing. Polynomial functions, division of polynomials, roots, factor theorem, complex numbers, fundamental theorem of algebra. Rational functions and asymptotes. Logarithmic and exponential functions. Multi-level algebraic manipulation of functional expressions - eg., difference quotients. Conic sections and other topics from analytic geometry as time permits. Credit cannot be granted for both M 143 and M 147. PREREQ: M 108 or satisfactory placement score.

M 144 ANALYTIC TRIGONOMETRY (2-0-2). Right-triangle and circular-function approaches to trigonometry. Trigonometric Identities. Graphs of trigonometric functions; amplitude, frequency, phase shift. Inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs. Polar coordinates, polar representation of complex numbers. Credit cannot be granted for both M 144 and M 147. PREREQ: M 143 or satisfactory placement score.


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Randall Holmes
2001-11-02