Textbook: Precalculus 10th edition by Sullivan
Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student should be prepared to:
1. Analyze and solve level appropriate problems including polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and equations, linear systems with matrices, sequences and series, combinatorics, induction, and applications
2. Effectively communicate, using appropriate mathematical notation, processes and strategies in solving level appropriate problems including polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and equations, linear systems with matrices, sequences and series, combinatorics, induction, and applications.
Catalog Description of Course:
MATH 121—PRE-CALCULUS 1 5 UNITS 90 Lecture Hours Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MATH 90 or qualification by the MJC assessment process. A one-semester College Algebra course or, together with Math 122, a two-semester Precalculus course sequence. Emphasis on algebra skills essential for success in calculus. Topics include: review of linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic equations and graphs; systems of equations and inequalities (linear and nonlinear); functions and graphs; synthetic division; complex roots of polynomials; the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra; applications of exponential and logarithmic equations; sequences and series; mathematical induction; combinatorics. Field trips are not required. (A-F or P/NP) Lecture. Not repeatable. Transfer: (CSU, UC) General Education: (MJC-GE: D2) (CSU-GE: B4) (IGETC: 2A)