MAT 1360 - Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
4 credit hours
MAT 1360 is a preparation for calculus. Topics include: trigonometric functions; analytic trigonometry; applications of trigonometry in right triangles, oblique triangles, vectors, complex numbers, polar coordinates, and parametric equations; conic sections; and analytic geometry in 3-dimensions. (Replaces MAT 132, MAT 133, MAT 142 and MAT 136.)
Prerequisite: A score at least 80 on Accuplacer College-Level Mathematics (CP4) or a “C” or higher in MAT 1350 [formerly MAT 135]. Although MAT 1340 [formerly MAT 134] is no longer a prerequisite for MAT 1360, it is strongly recommended that students with weak skills in geometry and trigonometry complete MAT 1340 with a grade of “C” or higher before attempting MAT 1360. Student must have graphing calculator.
Sullivan and Sullivan. Precalculus,Enhanced with Graphing Ultilites, 6th edition.
PGCC Bookstore ISBN-10: 1256722413
Colburn. Pre-Calculus, 2nd edition.
PGCC Bookstore ISBN-10: 0078010004 or
Upon successful completion of the course, each student should be able to demonstrate the ability to use symbolic, numerical, and visual skills to find and verify solutions of algebra and trigonometry problems and applications (of college-level difficulty) in the following areas:
1. Performing operations with and simplifying:
3. Graphing and analyzing:
4. Graphing equations in rectangular, parametric, and polar form, and converting equations from any one of these forms to any other form.
5. Evaluating trigonometric functions and their inverses in degree and radian modes:
6. Applying and verifying: