This first half of a two-semester Precalculus course designed to give students extended enrichment to prepare for a first course in calculus. Emphasis is on algebra topics to develop skills properly and a thorough understanding of the concepts needed to proceed to Calculus. Topics include the study of algebraic functions and their graphs. Of special interest are polynomials and rational functions. TI83/84 graphing calculator is required.
Appropriate score on the College placement test and/or satisfactory score on the diagnostic examination, “C” or better in MAT-014 or departmental approval