Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 165 - Precalculus


An examination of topics from advanced algebra, trigonometry, conics, and functions and applied problems. This course is designed to prepare students for MATH 181 . PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in MATH 096 . PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): MATH 098 , appropriate score on mathematics assessment test, or consent of department. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 / ENGL 101A  or AELW 940  , READ 120  or AELR 930 . For computation of tuition, this course is equivalent to five semester hours. Five hours each week. Formerly MA 180.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Describe and analyze properties of course functions algebraically, verbally, numerically, and graphically.
  • Create, recognize, and interpret transformations of course functions and circles algebraically, numerically, verbally and graphically.
  • Develop a mathematical model from a verbal description or data. Apply the mathematical model to solve a problem and interpret the solution.
  • Simplify expressions, verify identities and solve equations, algebraically.
  • Solve and interpret absolute value, rational and polynomial inequalities algebraically and graphically.
  • Combine course functions arithmetically and by composition, and understand the function properties of the newly formed functions.
  • Determine inverse functions and their properties for appropriate course functions.
  • Employ the graphing calculator to evaluate, find common points, zeros, symmetries, relative extrema and intervals of inequality of all course functions and parametric equations
  • Sketch, by hand, and label significant features on graphs of course functions.

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