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Mathematics
Each year, the list of careers demanding familiarity with
basic mathematical skills grows. Environmental sciences, architecture, business
management, nursing, dentistry, computer programming, electronics,
forestry management, psychology and photography represent
only a small sample from this list.
The Mathematics Department at Santa Barbara City College offers a broad curriculum to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of goals. It offers a standard collegelevel sequence in single and multivariable calculus, analytic geometry, linear algebra and ordinary differential equations for freshman and sophomore students who plan to transfer to fouryear colleges or universities. In addition, the department offers courses in statistics and calculus for Business, Biological Sciences and Social Science majors.
It also serves students who want to remedy their high school mathematics background deficiencies, as well as students who are returning to the classroom after a period away from school. The department provides a complete precalculus program, including elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, college algebra and trigonometry for those who wish to review old or gain new mathematical skills.
Through its “Basic Math” and prealgebra courses, the department provides an opportunity to students to refresh their arithmetic skills in order to participate in educational and vocational endeavors.
In all of the department’s course offerings, there is a strong commitment to training the student in analytical and logical thinking skills as part of a problemsolving attitude which can be transferred outside the formal classroom setting.
Faculty & Offices
Pamela Guenther, Chair (IDC336A, ext. 2707)
Ignacio Alarcón (IDC344, ext. 2559)
Gregory Armstrong (IDC340, ext. 2524)
Lindsey BramlettSmith (IDC343, ext. 2777)
James Campbell (IDC327B, ext. 2340)
Elizabeth Cunningham (IDC327B, ext. 2340)
Robert M. Elmore (IDC341, ext. 2447)
Peter Georgakis (IDC346, ext. 2553)
David Gilbert (IDC345, ext. 2208)
Jared Hersh (IDC327B, ext. 2340)
James Kruidenier (IDC339, ext. 2682)
Noureddine (Eddie) Laanaoui (IDC330, ext. TBD)
Sharareh Masooman (IDC336B, ext. 2472)
Jason Miner (IDC342, ext. 2267)
Bronwen Moore (IDC337, ext. 2432)
Anna Parmely (IDC331, ext. 4720)
Peter Rojas (IDC328, ext. 2737)
Ron Wopat (IDC338, ext. 2708)
Department Office & Secretary
Debra Fondren (IDC317, ext. 2340)
Math Computer Lab (IDC109, ext. 2473)
Math Tutorial Lab (IDC102, ext. 2300)
Emeritus Faculty
Robert Traughber, J. Eugene Brady, R. Michael Mallen, James Edmondson, Elizabeth Hodes, Margarete Reinhart
Advisers/Counselor Liaison
Advisers/Counselor Liaison
Degrees & Certificates Awarded
Associate in Arts Degree, Mathematics
A.A. Degree Requirements
Department Requirements (3536 units)
CS 119 — FORTRAN Programming
or................................3
CS 120 — Java Programming or .....................................3
CS 131 — Assembly Language Programming or ............4
CS 135 — Programming Fundamentals or......................3
CS 137 — C Programming or ..........................................3
CS 140 — ObjectOriented
Programming Using C++ or .............................................4
CS 160 — BASIC Programming or..................................3
CS 170 — Ada Programming or.......................................3
CIS 209 — Visual Basic.NET Programming.....................4
MATH 150 — Calculus with Analytic Geometry I..................5
MATH 160 — Calculus with Analytic Geometry II.................5
MATH 200 — Multivariable Calculus....................................4
MATH 210 — Linear Algebra................................................4
MATH 220 — Differential Equations.....................................4
PHYS 121 — Mechanics of Solids and Fluids......................5
PHYS 122 —Electricity and Magnetism ...............................5
For a Math A.A. Degree, at least one of the courses
MATH 200, 210, 220 must be taken at SBCC.
Planning a Program of Study
The required firstyear calculus and Computer
Science courses are offered each semester (except
in summer). The Physics courses are offered
sequentially, beginning each spring with PHYS 121. \
Care should be taken, however, that one semester
of calculus is completed before attempting the Physics
sequence. It is recommended that students take
courses in order. A programming language course
should be taken as soon as possible because of its
usefulness as a computational tool.
The mathematics major at Santa Barbara City
College meets the accepted normal curriculum.
However, transfer students are advised to review,
in depth, the current catalogs of institutions to which
they plan to transfer for additional course requirement information.
Because mathematics is such a precisely structured discipline, students who have not acquired adequate skills and understanding at one course level will find it most difficult to succeed in the next higher course. For this reason, an important part of the Mathematics Program at Santa Barbara City College is appropriate placement of students into classes to increase their chances of success in mastering course content.
The department uses a range of tests (and background information) to determine an entering student’s mathematical preparation and “readiness” to attempt courses at the basic, precalculus or calculus levels. Mathematics placement examinations are administered at conveniently scheduled hours on a number of days throughout each semester.
Any student who has not been enrolled in a
mathematics course at Santa Barbara City College is
required to take an appropriate placement examination
prior to registering for any math class, from Math
1 to 150. Transfer students who have satisfactorily
completed an equivalent math course at another
college should check for updated information in the Assessment Office.
Students are urged to take placement examinations as soon as possible so that they may make up deficiencies right away and enter the regular major’s sequence without unnecessary delay.
Sample Program
The following suggested program is designed for
Mathematics majors contemplating transfer to the
University of California or California State University systems, or comparable
institutions.
First Year
Fall Semester
MATH 150 — Calculus, with Analytic Geom
I.......................5
CHEM 155* — General Chemistry I.....................................5
ENG 110 — Composition & Reading or
ENG 110H — Composition & Reading, Honors ...............3
CS 119 — FORTRAN Programming or................................3
CS 120 — Java Programming or .....................................3
CS 131 — Assembly Programming or .............................4
CS 135 — Programming Fundamentals or......................3
CS 137 — C Programming or ..........................................3
CS 140 — C++ Programming or......................................4
CS 160 — BASIC Programming or..................................3
CS 170 — Ada Programming or.......................................3
CIS 209 — Visual Basic Programming.............................4
Spring Semester
MATH 160 — Calculus, with Analytic Geom II......................5
CHEM 156* — General Chemistry II....................................5
ENG 111 — Critical Thinking Through Lit or
ENG 111H — Critical Think Through Lit, Hnrs..................3
PHYS 121 — Mechanics of Solids & Fluids .........................5
Second Year
Fall Semester
MATH 200 — Multivariable Calculus....................................4
MATH 210 — Linear Algebra....................................4
Social Science/Humanities
Spring Semester
MATH 220 – Differential Equtions....................................4
PHYS 122 — Electricity & Magnetism....................................5
Social Science/Humanities
American Institutions Requirements
*CHEM 155156 is recommended for transfer students, but not required for the Associate Degree. Another elective course can be selected in its place.
Preparation for Transfer
Course requirements for transfer vary depending upon
the college or university a student wishes to attend.
Therefore, it is most important for a student to consult
with his/her counselor and departmental adviser before
planning an academic program for transfer. Information
sheets for majors, outlining transfer requirements, are
available in the Counseling Center and the Transfer Center.
College Requirements
For complete information, see “Graduation Requirements” in the Catalog Index.
Course Descriptions
MATH 001 — Basic Mathematics
(3) F, S
Basic math course, including place value, reading
and writing numbers; arithmetic operations on whole
numbers; fraction concepts and operations on fractions;
decimal concepts an operations on decimals; ratio and proportion;
percentage; U.S. and metric systems of measurement ; numerical geometry;
graph reading; operations on signed numbers. Application
of arithmetic to everyday life (word problems) is
emphasized throughout the course.
MATH 004 — PreAlgebra
(3) F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 1 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.
Introduction to algebra: signed numbers, exponents,
roots, evaluation of algebraic expressions,
simplification of algebraic expressions, translation from
English to algebra, solution of linear equations.
MATH 090 — Orientation to Mathematics
Assessment
(0.2) F, S
Orientation to math assessment at SBCC. Four
testing levels are reviewed. Discussion of testtaking strategies.
Supervised practice testing in a test like situation .
MATH 100 — Elementary Algebra
(5) F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 4 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam. Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Beginning algebra, similar to a standard firstyear high
school algebra course, including a review of
signed numbers and their properties , equations and inequalities in one variable,
graphing linear equations,
systems in two variables , integer exponents, rational
and polynomial expressions , quadratic equations , the quadratic formula, graphing
parabolas .
MATH 100N — Study Skills in Mathematics
(1) F, S
Corequisites: MATH 100 Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and 103
Topics designed to increase student success in mathematics. Note: MATH 100N to be taken as a corequisite for a specified section of MATH 100. (See Schedule of Classes for the specific section).
MATH 107 — Intermediate Algebra
(4) F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 100 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam. Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and 103
Second course in algebra, including algebraic manipulation of polynomials, rational expressions, exponents, radicals , linear equations, ratio and proportion, inequalities, word problems, quadratic equations, systems of linear and quadratic equations and sequences. An introduction to functions and nonlinear equations. Exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications.
MATH 108 — Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
(4) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MATH 107 or MATH 111 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam. Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Recommended for prospective and inservice elementary school teachers. Mathematical investigations involving sets, number sense, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers . (CAN MATH 4)
MATH 111 — Intermediate Algebra for Math, Science and
Business Majors
(5) F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 100 with a “C” or better, or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam. Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103 Course Advisory: MATH 100 with a “B” or better.
Second course in algebra, including algebraic manipulation of polynomials, rational expressions, exponents, radicals, linear equations, ratio and proportion, inequalities, word problems, complex numbers, quadratic equations, and systems of linear and quadratic equations. Introduction to functions and nonlinear equations. Exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications. Introduction to graphing calculators.
MATH 117 — Elementary Statistics
(4) F, S — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 107or MATH 111 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam. Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H
General education mathematics course. Introduction to
design of experiments, descriptive statistics and sampling distributions, the
Central Limit Theorem, statistical inference, confidence interval estimation and
tests of hypotheses, correlation and linear regression, categorical variables
and Chisquare distribution, oneway analysis of variance, and multiple
comparisons procedure. (*UC Transfer Limit: MATH 117, 117H and PSYCH 150
combined: maximum credit, one course)
(CAN STAT 2)
MATH 117H — Elementary Statistics, Honors
(4) — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 107 or MATH 111 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam. Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H
General education mathematics course. Introduction to
design of experiments, descriptive statistics and sampling distributions, the
Central Limit Theorem, statistical inference, confidence interval estimation and
tests of hypotheses, correlation and linear regression, categorical variables
and Chisquare distribution. One way ANOVA, and multiple comparisons procedure.
(*UC Transfer Limit: MATH 117, 117H and PSY 150 combined: maximum credit, one
course) (CAN STAT 2)
MATH 120 — College Algebra
(4) — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 107 or MATH 111 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam. Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Study of functions and their graphs, including polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Systems of equations and conics . (*UC Transfer Limit: MATH 120, 137 and 138 combined: maximum credit, one course) (CAN MATH 10)
MATH 130 — Calculus for Biological Sciences, Social
Sciences and Business I
(5) F, S — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 111 or 120 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam. Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Calculus of one variable, limits, continuity, differentiation, Riemann approximations, definite and indefinite integrals, introduction to integration techniques, exponential and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, maxima/minima problems, related rates and applications. (CAN MATH 30 or CAN SEQ D [with MATH 131]) (*UC Transfer Limit: MATH 130 and 131 combined with MATH 150 and 160: maximum credit, one series)
MATH 131 — Calculus for Biological Sciences, Social
Sciences and Business II
(3) S — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 130 with a “C” or better Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Techniques of integration for single and multivariable calculus, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, maxima/minima problems, differential equations, and probability. Optional topics: infinite series, Taylor’s Theorem and the calculus of trigonometric functions. (CAN MATH 32 or CAN SEQ D [with MATH 130]) (*UC Transfer Limit: MATH 130 and 131 combined with MATH 150 and 160: maximum credit, one series)
MATH 137 — Precalculus I  College Algebra and
Functions
(5) F, S — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 111 or MATH 120 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Short review of intermediate algebra topics, extensive treatment of functions and graphing techniques including translations, symmetries, reflections and graphs of inverse functions. Identities and conditional equations. Analysis and applications of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Solving linear and nonlinear systems, using matrix algebra, and roots of higherdegree polynomials. Logic and structure of proofs. (*UC Transfer Limit: MATH 120, 137 and 138 combined: maximum credit, one course)
Note: MATH 137/138 precalculus sequence is equivalent to the former 140/141 precalculus sequence. Students who have passed the 140/141 sequence may not enroll in the 137/138 sequence.
MATH 138 — Precalculus II  College Algebra
and Trigonometry
(4) F, S — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 137 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Advanced algebra course emphasizing analysis, graphing and
applications of trigonometric functions. Such functions are developed from
circular functions. Trigonometric identities and conditional equations,
as well as applications to triangles, vectors, complex
numbers, parametric equations and polar coordinates . Additional topics include
sequences, series and the Binomial Theorem. (CAN MATH 16) (*UC Transfer Limit:
MATH 120, 137 and 138 combined: maximum credit, one course)
MATH 150 — Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
(5) F, S — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 138 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Limits, derivatives and integrals of algebraic,
trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Differentials and
applications of the derivative. Introduction to differential equations. (*UC
Transfer Limit: MATH 150 and 160 combined with MATH 130 and 131: maximum credit,
one series) (CAN MATH 18
or CAN MATH SEQ B [with MATH 160])
MATH 160 — Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
(5) F, S — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: MATH 150 with a “C” or better Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Techniques of integration; applications of definite
integrals; polar coordinates; sequences and infinite
series; an introduction to differential equations and vectors. (*UC Transfer
Limit: MATH 150 and 160 combined with MATH 130 and 131: maximum credit, one
series) (CAN MATH 20 or CAN MATH SEQ B [with
MATH 150])
MATH 199 — EMSE Labs for MATH 150
(1)
Corequisites: MATH 150 Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Optional course to accompany either the precalculus or the calculus course.
MATH 200 — Multivariable Calculus
(4) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MATH 160 with a “C” or better
Functions of several variables, multiple integrals and applications, partial differentiation and applications, calculus of vector functions, Green’s Theorem, Stokes’s Theorem, and threedimensional analytic geometry using vectors.
MATH 210 — Linear Algebra
(4) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MATH 160 with a “C” or better.
Finite dimensional vector spaces, linear independence, bases, systems of linear equations, linear transformations, matrices, change of bases, similarity of matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, applications, quadratic forms, symmetric and orthogonal matrices, canonical forms, introduction to infinite dimensional vector spaces.
MATH 220 — Differential Equations
(4) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: Math 200 and Math 210, with a “C” or better.
Introductory course in the theory and applications of
ordinary and partial differential equations. Topics
include constant coefficient equations , series techniques, introduction to
Laplace Transforms, qualitative and quantitative solutions to linear and
nonlinear systems of differential equations, and separable partial differential
equations.
MATH 260 — Differential Equations and Linear
Algebra
(5) F, S — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: MATH 250 with a “C” or better
Introductory course in the theory and applications of ordinary and partial differential equations. Topics include constant coefficient equations, series techniques, introduction to LaPlace transforms, separable partial differential equations, and introduction to stability in nonlinear systems. The necessary linear algebra is developed for a study of systems of linear differential equations. Topics from linear algebra include linear transformations and their matrices relative to a given basis and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. (CAN MATH 24)
MATH 295 — Internship in Mathematics (24) F, S — CSU
Prerequisites: MATH 107 or MATH 111 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam. Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of two courses in the Mathematics Department at SBCC prior to enrolling in an internship course. Five to 10 hours weekly onthejob experience.
Structured internship program in which students gain
experience in community organizations related to the discipline.
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