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MATH 186 - Precalculus


A study of the fundamental concept of a function with emphasis on algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Provides basic algebra skills as well as experience with mathematical reasoning in a variety of applications that demonstrate the prevalence of elementary functions in the world around us. Prepares students for more advanced mathematics courses such as Basic Statistics, calculus, and other mathematical mode of inquiry courses. A student who has earned credit for a higher-level mathematics class may not enroll in MATH 186 without permission from the Mathematics Department.

Prerequisites: Sufficiently strong high school background and score on the Mathematics Placement Exam.
Credits: 3
NOTE:
* This course fulfills the Elementary Functions Essential Skill of the Liberal Studies Program.
** This course counts toward the 63-credit Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) graduation requirement.



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