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Description of Mathematics
MATH 88 (0811) Foundations of Math
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to help students improve their mathematical skills in
the areas of
whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, and percents. The basic
operations of
addition , subtraction, multiplication, and division will be stressed in all
areas. (Non
transferable)
MATH 106 (1707) Applied Mathematics
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or
C or better in MATH 88, Foundations of Math
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to help vocational students and other career minded
students
develop and refine jobrelated mathematical skills. The course includes material
on
arithmetic operations , problem solving techniques , estimation of answers,
measurement
skills, and geometry.
MATH 96 (1717) Beginning Algebra
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or
C or better in MATH 88, Foundations in Math
Credit Hours: 3
This course will build skills in basic algebra concepts . Topics covered in the
course will
include the basic language and terms of algebra, rules for signed numbers,
techniques for
solving linear, quadratic , and literal equations, rules and properties of
exponents as
applied to algebraic expressions, and the graphing and solving of linear
equations and
linear systems in two unknowns. (Non transferable)
MATH 100 (1718) Intermediate Algebra
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or
C or better in MATH 96, Beginning Algebra
Credit Hours: 3
This course will continue on from MATH 96 Beginning Algebra to cover properties
of
relations and functions, properties of radicals and radical expressions ,
properties of
rational expressions , solving quadratic equations using root extraction and the
quadratic
formula , and extending and building graphing concepts from lines to basic
polynomial
functions. (Non transferable)
MATH 111 (1713) Mathematics for Education
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or
C or better in MATH 100, Intermediate Algebra
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide a foundation of theory for many of the
concepts found
in the current elementary and middle school mathematics classroom. This course
will
examine topics related to the Real Number system, such as set theory, logic,
probability
theory, and statistics, all from a problem solving approach. The use of
technology (e.g.
calculator, the Internet, etc.) as tools for problem solving and research will
be an integral
part of the course.
MATH 115 (1719) College Algebra
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or
C or better in MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra
Credit Hours: 3
This course continues from MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra to cover and extend the
properties of functions and their inverses, properties and graphs of the
exponential and
logarithmic functions, graphing techniques for general higher order polynomials
and
rational functions, and various solution techniques for solving higher order
linear systems
of equations. Topics on sequences and series will be presented as time permits.
Use of
technology such as the graphing calculator and some computer packages will be
incorporated into the course.
MATH 120 (1720) Elementary Statistics
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or MA TH 115 College Algebra
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to fundamental statistical concepts and
techniques with
computer capability for applying these techniques to data. Includes descriptive
statistics,
nonparmetric statistics, sampling techniques, hypothesis testing and other
statistical
inference.
MATH 122 (1722) Introduction to Analytical Processes
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation of MATH 125Trigonometry or
higher or successful completion of MATH 115 College Algebra with a C or better.
Credit Hours: 3
This course will begin with a review of algebra skills. It will introduce topics
in
elementary linear algebra including vectors and vector operations with respect
to business
applications. It will also introduce topics in differential and integral
calculus. The
optimization of functions using the derivative of both single and multivariate
functions is
presented. Throughout the course emphasis will be given to practical
applications in
business management and accounting.
MATH 125 (1730) Trigonometry
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or MATH 115 College Algebra
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover the basic trigonometric functions on the right triangle
and extend
to rules for solving nonright triangles. Trigonometric identities will be
derived and
proven. Complex numbers and applications to the sciences will be presented. This
course should be taken by any student needing to take Calculus I who has not yet
had any
exposure to the trigonometric functions. This course is recommended for any
student
needing to take physics and is required for most preengineering and engineering
programs.
MATH 127 (1746) Business Calculus (IO)
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation of MATH 125 Trigonometry or
higher or successful completion of MATH 115 College Algebra with a C or better.
Credit Hours: 3
This course begins with a review of basic algebra skills. The course includes
the
operation of differentiation of single and multivariable functions. The power,
sum and
difference, product , quotient, and chain rules for differentiating various
functions will be
covered. The course will then cover the antiderivative and various methods of
integrating functions. Emphasis will be given to applications in the fields of
business and
accounting.
MATH 130 (1751) Calculus I
Prerequisite: Placement Test Recommendation or MATH 125 Trigonometry
Credit Hours: 5
The first course in the calculus sequence will cover the concepts of limits and
continuity
of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, and exponential functions. The concept
of rates of
change and the derivative will be applied to these functions. The course will
come to a
close with the concepts of the antiderivative and properties and definition of
the definite
integral. This course is required of any student seeking a degree in physics,
mathematics,
engineering, chemistry, and other related fields at a fouryear institution.
MATH 131 (1752) Calculus II
Prerequisite: MATH 130 Calculus I
Credit Hours: 5
This second course in the calculus sequence will cover the concepts of limits as
applied
to transcendental functions. Various substitution techniques for evaluating
integrals will
be presented. Problems involving areas, volumes of surfaces, and moments will be
developed and solved. The course will cover sequences and series and look at
properties
of convergence and divergence. There will be an introductory look at
differential
equations and coverage of polar coordinates and parameterized curves. This
course is
required of any student seeking a degree in physics, mathematics, engineering,
chemistry,
and other related fields at a fouryear institution.
MATH 201 (1753) Calculus III
Prerequisite: MATH 131 Calculus II
Credit Hours: 5
This third course will complete the calculus sequence. The course will cover
infinite
sequences and series and test of convergence and divergence. The calculus of
multivariable functions, partial derivatives, and optimization of higher
dimensional
surfaces will be covered. The theory and use of vectorvalued functions to
calculus will
be presented. Problems of areas, volumes, and moments will be extended to three
dimensional space and solved using multiple integration techniques (including
the line
integral, Stoke’s Theorem, and Green’s Theorem in vector fields). This course is
required of any student seeking a degree in physics, mathematics, engineering,
chemistry,
and other related fields at a fouryear institution.
MATH 202 (1740) Differential Equations
Prerequisite: MATH 201 Calculus III
Credit Hours: 3
This course will include solution techniques for the standard ordinary
differential
equations of the first and second order (with some generalization to higher
order
equations). Power series solution techniques for linear equations with constant
coefficients will be presented. Solution of differential equations using the
Laplace
Transform will be presented. Applications to geometry and the physical science
will be
presented and covered. This course is required of any student seeking a degree
in
physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, and other related fields at a
fouryear
institution.
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