MAT 182 - Precalculus for Business and Social Science
Course Description: Topics in preparation for Calculus for Business including the study of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Applications will draw from the fields of Business and Social science, including revenue/cost, matrices and linear programming.
ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Placement above or completion of MAT 100 with a C or better, or completion of Math Module 85.
General Education Elective(s): Math All Programs
Note(s): A TI 83+ or 84+ graphing calculator is required.
This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Analyze the graphical characteristics of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions.
- Use polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions to create and/or analyze models for real life applications relating to business and social science.
- Solve polynomial, rational, and exponential and logarithmic equations numerically, algebraically and graphically.
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