Feb 22, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

MAT 196 - Accelerated Precalculus and Trigonometry for Engineering and Science


Course Description: Accelerated, contextualized course covering topics in preparation for Calculus for Science and Engineering including the study of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, circles, unit circle and right triangle trigonometry, simple harmonic motion, trigonometric functions and their graphs, inverse circular functions, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations and inequalities, and the Laws of Sines and Cosines.  Real world problems in Engineering and Science will be infused into the lecture and laboratory sessions, allowing students the opportunity to apply mathematical concepts and skills in the solution of said problems.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of MAT 100 or Math Module 85 with a course grade of B+ or better, or placement into MAT 195 or higher.
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the use of the definitions of Trigonometric functions, their graphs, and the units of measurement of angles, as they relate to circles and triangles.
  • Verify Trigonometric identities.
  • Solve trigonometric equations.
  • Apply vector algebra to solve a variety of physics problems.
  • 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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