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MAT 098 - Elementary Algebra - First order linear equations, algebraic techniques including manipulation of algebraic expressions, solution of linear equations and inequalities, graphing of linear equations and applications. This course, which carries 3 load credits, carries no academic credit. The course does not satisfy the general education requirement in mathematics/computer science.


MAT 100 - Intermediate Mathematics - Manipulating and simplifying polynomials and rational expressions; algebraic techniques including solution of first and second degree algebraic equations and inequalities; solution of systems of equations and inequalities; graphing of linear equations and applications; exponential functions and logarithms. Three free elective credits will be earned; the course does not satisfy the General Education requirement in mathematics/computer science. Admission by successful completion of MAT 098 or official placement.


MAT 110 - Great Ideas in Mathematics - This is a survey course designed to acquaint the student with mathematical ideas not normally encountered at the precollege level. The course conveys something about the nature of mathematics - its methods, uses and roles in society - through an elementary treatment of topics such as rubber-sheet geometry, number theory, astronomy, modular arithmetic or art. Prerequisite: MAT 100 or appropriate test score.


MAT 118 - Elementary Applied Mathematics - Fundamental mathematical tools useful in the study of business and the social sciences, including matrices and polynomial calculus. Not open to students who have completed MAT 181 or MAT 135. Prerequisite: MAT 100 or appropriate test score.


MAT 120 - Elementary Statistics - An introduction to the practice of statistics that emphasizes elementary data analysis and inference. Topics include correlation, regression, probability models, estimations, hypothesis testing of various parameters and analysis of variance. Examples will be selected from many fields, such as anthropology, business, medicine, psychology, the natural sciences, sociology and education. Students will be expected to use appropriate computer software. (Not open to students who have passed MAT 115.) Prerequisite: MAT 100 or appropriate test score.


MAT 133 - Precalculus - The functions needed for the study of calculus are presented from a numerical, graphical and algebraic point of view. Polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions are included. Graphics calculators are used throughout the course. Not open to students who have passed any calculus course. Prerequisite: MAT 100 or appropriate test score.


MAT 181 - Calculus I - An introduction to the two fundamental tools of calculus — derivatives and integrals—from algebraic, graphical and data-based points of view. Calculus is presented as a problem-solving tool with applications to the physical and social sciences. Graphing and symbolic-manipulating calculator and computer tools are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: MAT 133 or equivalent.


MAT 182 - Calculus II - An extension of the study begun in Calculus I with greater emphasis on differentiation and integration skills and techniques. Topics include methods of integration, approximating methods and an introduction to differential equations. Graphing and symbolic-manipulating calculator and computer tools are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: MAT 181.


MAT 281 - Calculus III - The study of multivariable and vector calculus, including partial derivatives, multiple integrals and applications. Emphasis on the graphical, numerical and algebraic points of view as developed in Calculus I and Calculus II will be continued. Prerequisite: MAT 182.


For placement information please contact the department chair David Burns.  It is sufficient to e-mail a scan of your SAT or ACT math scores or proof that you have the necessary prerequisites.

   

Modified 07 May, 2013 , DRB