Mathematics Department

MAT 1370 - Pre-Calculus
5 credit hours

MAT 1370 is an alternative to MAT 1350-1360 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.
: 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 College-Level Mathematics (CP4). Students must have a graphing calculator.


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Sullivan and Sullivan. Precalculus,Enhanced with Graphing Ultilites, 6th edition.
Pearson Publishing (Prentice Hall), 2013
(Includes MyMathLab)

PGCC Bookstore ISBN-10: 1256722413

Book Only
Publisher ISBN-10: 0321795466 or ISBN-13: 9780321795465
Publisher eBook ISBN-10: 0321794931 or ISBN-13: 9780321794932 (
Publisher A La Carte (Unbound) ISBN-10: 0321794923 or ISBN-13: 9780321772060
Same content, different format

MyMathLab Only
PGCC Bookstore ISBN-10: 032119991X
(purchase MyMathLab access code & eText available)


Colburn. Pre-Calculus, 2nd edition.
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2010.
(Includes ALEKS access and MathZone)

PGCC Bookstore ISBN-10: 0078010004 or ISBN-10: 0078010039
Publisher ISBN-10:0077276507 or ISBN-13: 9780077276508
ISBN-10:0077366492 or ISBN-13: 9780077366490

PGCC Bookstore ISBN-10: 0072391308

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 college-level difficulty) in the following areas:

1. Performing operations with and simplifying:

2. Solving:

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:

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