MATH2250 Precalculus with Trigonometry

This course will provide the necessary foundation for a standard calculus course. Topics include functions and their equations, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications, right triangle trigonometry, law of sines and law of cosines, trigonometric functions and their inverses, trigonometric identities and equations, difference quotients, vectors, polar coordinates, and parametric equations. Students will also utilize their graphing calculator in solving and graphing functions.




Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH2200 with a grade of "C" or better

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Utilize a graphing calculator for various tasks
Graph advanced functions, vectors, polar coordinates, and parametric equations
Model a given data set or situation using the appropriate function
Compute trigonometric function values
Perform algebraic operations and compositions on functions
Apply function transformations
Apply fundamental theorems relating to polynomials
Solve higher degree polynomial equations and inequalities
Prove trigonometric identities
Convert between radian and degree measure
Determine the domain, range, and the inverse of trigonometric functions
Solve trigonometric equations
Interpret difference quotients
Analyze a vector's form, magnitude, and direction
Perform vector operations
Interconvert polar coordinates, rectangular coordinates, and complex numbers
Evaluate parametric equations for given values of a parameter
Solve mathematical application problems

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details



MnTC Goal Areas:

2 & 4