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    Jul 16, 2018  
2014-2015 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

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MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (4 Credit Hours)


Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: Take One Set:
DMA 010 , DMA 020 , DMA 030 , DMA 040 , DMA 050 , DMA 060 , DMA 070 , and DMA 080  
MAT 121 
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to develop topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and analysis of functions (absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) in multiple representations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to algebra-related problems with and without technology. Students who receive Multiple Measure Waivers and have an unweighted high school GPA of 2.6-3.0 inclusive and need to take MAT 171 will be required to take MAT 001 as a co-requisite.

Competencies

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Use analytical, graphical, and numerical representations to solve absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic equations with both real and complex solutions.
2. Use analytical, graphical, and numerical representations to solve absolute value, polynomial and rational inequalities with real solutions.
3. Use analytical, graphical, and numerical representations to analyze absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions with both real and complex zeros.
4. Use multiple methods to solve problems involving systems of equations and apply to decomposing partial fractions.
5. Construct the composition and inverse of functions.
6. Use polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions to model various real world situations in order to analyze, draw conclusions, and make predictions.
This course has been identified as a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course under the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.



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