MAT 142 Precalculus
The course will cover right triangle and unit circle trigonometry, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities, solving trigonometric equations, the law of sines and the law of cosines, and an introduction to vectors. If time permits, other topics may be discussed, such as systems of equations, matrices and determinants, conic sections, sequences and series, and introductory probability. Real-life problems and applications are also emphasized. Designed to meet the requirements of various major programs (including biology, business and elementary education/middle grades certification), and to provide preparation for the calculus sequence. Typically offered only in the spring semester. Prerequisite(s): MAT 141 or placement level 3; not open to students with credit for any mathematics course (or equivalent) numbered 145 or higher unless special permission is granted by the instructor. 4 hour(s).
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