MATH 1170: Precalculus Mathematics

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

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A one-term pre-calculus course for stronger students which is intended to lead into the "full-speed" calculus sequence starting with MATH 1171 or 1173/1183. The MATH 1170 curriculum comprises material covered in high school with emphasis on the transcendental functions found in most Grade 12 curriculum and is intended as a reinforcement of these basic topics. It includes a review of algebraic functions and their graphs and a solid coverage of exponential and logarithmic functions as well as trigonometry and trigonometric functions, including inverse trigonometric functions. 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 manipulations, problem-solving and practical applications. The objective is to up-grade existing knowledge to the level required for calculus.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in Precalculus 12; permission of the department based on the MDT process (MDT 075); or a minimum "C-" grade in MATH 1152. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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