MATH171M : Pre-Calculus

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for study of Calculus. Students will study: logarithmic; exponential and trigonometric functions; complex numbers, conic sections and analytic trigonometry; determine and write linear equations in several forms; explain graph functions using symmetry tests; recognize and graph functions including quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions; use function transformation techniques; perform composition and arithmetic operations of functions; find and graph inverses of functions; use properties of logarithms. Prerequisite: Placement as defined by mathematics faculty, MATH155M with a grade of “C” or better, or permission of the instructor. Offered every semester.