This is a list of all courses offered by the Math Department.  Not all courses are offered each year.  What is provided is a general description of the courses and the prerequisites.  The actual content may vary.

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Prior to Fall 2013, MATH 113 did not include trigonometry

Description

MATH 113 - College Algebra and Trigonometry, is intended as a preparation for MATH 220, Elementary Calculus.

Prerequisites

Satisfactory score on Math Department placement exam or completion of the appropriate module of MATH 003.

Topics

Review

Radicals and rational exponents
Fractional expressions

Polynomial and Rational Functions

Linear equations and geometric sequences with mathematical modeling
Quadratic equations including quadratic formula and applications
Inequalities including linear, polynomial and rational inequalities
Graphs of equations including intercepts and symmetry
Cartesian plane, Lines in the plane (review) with applications
Functions with modeling
Graphs of functions, including translations and reflections
Combinations of functions including composition
Inverse functions
Quadratic functions (graphing and max-min problems)
Polynomial functions including graphing and the intermediate value theorem
Graphing rational functions with applications

Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

Definition, graph, models
Solving logarithmic and exponential equations
Application of exponential and logarithmic functions

Trigonometry

Angles, radians
Trigonometric functions, graphs
Trigonometric equations
Law of sines and Law of cosines

Material covered in MATH 113 in place of the above Trigonometry prior to Fall 2012:

Systems of equations in two or more variables
Substitutions
Elimination
Gauss-Jordan or Gaussian elimination
Systems of inequalities (in two variables)
Matrices and matrix operations
Sequences and summation notation (including arithmetic sequences and geometric sequences)