MTH 113 : Topics in Precalculus
Topics in Precalculus
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Examines topics chosen from the applied, real-world and theoretical mathematical implications of analytic geometry, nonrectangular coordinate systems, vectors, matrices and sequences. The symbolic, numerical, and graphical representations of these functions and their applications form the core of the course. Emphasizes solving problems symbolically, numerically and graphically and understanding the connections among these methods in interpreting and analyzing results. The primary focus is preparation for Calculus. Graphing calculator required. TI-83 or TI-84 recommended.
1. Student will model and solve problems involving vectors in two dimensions both algebraically and graphically and understand the relationship between the methods and solutions.
2. Student will model and solve applied, real-world, and theoretical mathematical problems involving conic sections, parametric and polar coordinate systems, and matrices.
3. Student will model and solve problems using symbolic, graphic and numeric strategies and translate among written descriptions, symbolic, graphic and numeric representations of conic sections and other functions in parametric and polar coordinate systems.
4. Student will apply matrix methods to solve systems of equations and their applications.
5. Student will model and solve problems involving vectors in two dimensions both algebraically and graphically and understand the relationship between the methods and solutions.
General education/Related instruction lists
- Discipline Studies/Science No Lab
- Foundational Skills/Mathematics