Math 170, pre-calculus, is a review of algebra and trigonometry that you will use in calculus courses 180,185 and 280.
We will review basic algebra (adding the rational roots theorem), solve compound inequalities and compose graphs of typical algebraic functions. In addition, we will cover the basic definitions of functions as they apply in calculus.
We will review trigonometry, including solutions to trigonometric equations, the laws of sines and cosines, graph the trig and inverse trig functions and review those sum and difference identities useful in math 180 and 185.
By the end of this course, you will
1. Use algebraic, numerical, and graphical processes to manipulate and analyze equations, inequalities, and functional relationships.
2. Formulate and analyze mathematical models for a variety of real-world phenomenon and use mathematical and technological tools to determine the veracity of the model.
For a copy of the course overview, click on this link: class handout
For the assignments collected, click on this link: Graded Assignments
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