MATH 1152: Precalculus Algebra

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

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A one-term pre-calculus course in algebra and analytic geometry necessary for studying the calculus of basic algebraic functions. It covers many but not all of the topics introduced at high school, with an emphasis on Grade 12 algebra. In particular, MATH 1152 provides a thorough review of intermediate algebra, functions and graphing, as well as an introduction to the exponential and logarithmic functions and basic triangle and trigonometry. This course is not tied to the high school curriculum, but is designed to be a fast-paced review of many topics encountered at high school. The material is covered in greater depth, with an emphasis on speed and proficiency of algebraic manipulation, problem-solving and practical applications. The objective is to up-grade existing knowledge to the level required for calculus.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum "C-" grade in Precalculus 12, an "S" grade in MATH 1150, or permission of the department based on the MDT process (MDT 070). Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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