# Math 1431 - Precalculus

### COURSE DESCRIPTION

A formal study of algebra with emphasis on concepts needed for calculus. Topics include, but are not limited to, functions, conic sections, matrices and determinants, polynomial theory, rational functions, sequences and series, logarithmic and exponential functions, combinatorial mathematics, and mathematical induction. Prerequisite: Demonstrated geometry competency (level 2), and Mathematics 0482 (or college equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better or a qualifying score on the mathematics placement test or a qualifying A.C.T. math score (5 lecture hours)

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### COURSE OUTLINE

 Unit Required Text Exam Number 1 Chapter R – Review of Basic Concepts from Elementary and Intermediate Algebra (Sections R.3-R.7) Chapter 1 – Further Review of Basic Concepts from Elementary and Intermediate Algebra (Sections 1.1-1.5; 1.7 (Linear Inequalities only),1.8)       MyMathLab Unit 1 1 2 Chapter 1 – Non-Linear Equations and Inequalities (Sections 1.6-1.7) Chapter 2 – Graphs and Functions (Sections 2.1-2.8) MyMathLab Unit 2 2 3 Chapter 3 – Polynomial and Rational Functions (Sections 3.1-3.5) Chapter 4 – Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic Functions (Sections 4.1-4.4) MyMathLab Unit 3 3 4 Chapter 4 – Exponential and Logarithmic Equations; Applications and Models (Sections 4.5-4.6) Chapter 5 – Systems of Equations; Matrices and Determinants (Sections 5.1-5.3; 5.5, 5.7, 5.8) MyMathLab Unit 4 4 5 Chapter 6 – Conic Sections (Sections 6.1-6.4) Chapter 7 – Sequences and Series, the Binomial Theorem, and Mathematical Induction (Sections 7.1-7.5) MyMathLab Unit 5 5 Comprehensive Final Exam

8/14/2012

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