MAT 195 - Precalculus for Engineering and Science
Course Description: Topics in preparation for Calculus for Science including the study of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and circles. Applications will draw from the physical and natural sciences.
ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of MAT 100 with a C or better, or completion of Math Module 85, or placement by exam.
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, such as optimization, growth and decay.
- Solve polynomial rational and exponential and logarithmic equations numerically, algebraically and graphically.
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