MAT 1370  PreCalculus
5 credit hours
MAT 1370 is an alternative to MAT 13501360 for qualified students. Topics include: polynomial functions and theory of equations; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations, inequalities, and matrices; sequences, summation, induction, and binomial theorem; trigonometric functions; analytic trigonometry; applications of trigonometry in right triangles, oblique triangles, vectors, complex numbers, polar coordinates, and parametric equations; conic sections; analytic geometry in 3‑dimensions; and applications. Replaces MAT 137.
Prerequisite: Grade of A or B in MAT 1040 [formerly MAT 104] in addition to completion of high school level geometry and trigonometry, or qualified for MAT 2410 on the basis of SAT or a score at least 87 on Accuplacer CollegeLevel Mathematics (CP4). Students must have a graphing calculator.
Books:

Sullivan and Sullivan. Precalculus,Enhanced with Graphing Ultilites, 6th edition.
Pearson Publishing (Prentice Hall), 2013
(Includes MyMathLab)
PGCC Bookstore ISBN10: 1256722413
Book Only
Publisher ISBN10: 0321795466 or
ISBN13: 9780321795465
Publisher eBook ISBN10: 0321794931 or
ISBN13: 9780321794932 (www.coursesmart.com)
Publisher A La Carte (Unbound) ISBN10: 0321794923 or
ISBN13: 9780321772060
Same content, different format
MyMathLab Only
PGCC Bookstore ISBN10: 032119991X
Publisher: pearsonmylabandmastering.com/
(purchase MyMathLab access code & eText available) 

Or


Colburn. PreCalculus, 2nd edition.
McGrawHill Higher Education, 2010.
(Includes ALEKS access and MathZone)
PGCC Bookstore ISBN10: 0078010004 or
ISBN10: 0078010039
Publisher ISBN10:0077276507 or ISBN13: 9780077276508
ISBN10:0077366492 or ISBN13: 9780077366490
ALEKS Only
PGCC Bookstore ISBN10: 0072391308 
Outcomes:
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 problems and algebra applications (of collegelevel difficulty) in the following areas:
1. Performing operations with and simplifying:
 Algebraic expressions involving real and complex numbers, including complex numbers in trigonometric form, integer and rational exponents, radicals, and absolute values.
 Transcendental expressions involving exponentials and logarithms.
 Polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions, including related composite and inverse functions.
 Trigonometric functions, including related composite and inverse functions.
 Vector expressions in two and threedimensions.
2. Solving:
 Linear and nonlinear equations and inequalities in one and two variables.
 Applications involving exponential and logarithmic functions.
 Trigonometric equations.
 Trigonometric applications that involve right triangles, oblique triangles, and angular motion.
 Applications of systems of equations in two and three variables using algebraic, matrix, and determinant methods.
 Problems involving sequences, summation, mathematical induction, and the Binomial theorem.
 Applications of vectors in two and threedimensional space.
3. Graphing and analyzing:
 Polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions, including related composite and inverse functions.
 The six basic trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, and cosecant) and their inverses (including shrinking, stretching, and translating).
 The four basic conic sections (parabola, circle, ellipse, and hyperbola  including translating but not rotating).
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:
 For any angle using a calculator (approximate).
 For all multiples of 30, 45, 60, and 90 degrees without a calculator (exact).
6. Applying and verifying:
 Trigonometric identities.
 Trigonometric sum, difference, multipleangle, and halfangle formulas.
 DeMoivre's theorem.
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