(I.B)   Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)

MA 114:     College Algebra and Trigonometry for Technical Stu

4 class hours 4 credits
Prerequisite: MA-10 or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test
A basic presentation of the fundamental concepts of college algebra and trigonometry with scientific and engineering applications; linear equations and systems, determinants, functions and coordinate geometry, quadratic equations, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs, vectors, complex numbers, exponents, and radicals.

MA 119:     College Algebra

3 class hours 1 recitation hour 3 credits
Prerequisite: MA-10 or exempt from remedial mathematics or permission of Department Corequisite: May be taken as a corequisite to MA-121.
A basic presentation of the fundamental concepts of college algebra, systems of linear equations, inequalities, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. During the recitation hour, students review properties of signed numbers, graphing of linear equations, basic geometric concepts, solution of linear equations, factoring algebraic expressions and its applications to rational expressions. A graphing calculator will be required.

MA 121:     Elementary Trigonometry

1 class hour 1 credit
Prerequisite: Intermediate algebra with a grade of C or better, or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test, Level II, or permission of the Department
Corequisite: May be taken as corequisite to MA-119
This course is a basic presentation of the fundamental concepts of trigonometry, angles and their measure, basic trigonometric functions, right triangle trigonometry, graphing, and solving trigonometric equations. A graphing calculator will be required.

MA 127:     Technical Mathematics II for Verizon Students

4 class hours 4 credits Prerequisite: MA-114
Offered in Fall only
This is the second course of a two-course sequence in technical mathematics for Verizon Next Step students, taken after completion of MA-114. The course emphasizes those concepts that will be needed in the students’ telecommunications courses, including trigonometry, statistics, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers, and an intuitive approach to the main ideas of calculus. Extensive use is made of mathematical software.

MA 128:     Calculus for Technical and Business Students

4 class hours 4 credits Prerequisite: MA-114 with a grade of C or better, or MA-119 and MA-121 with a grade of C or better in both courses, or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test, Level II
Analytic geometry, curve sketching, differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, maxima/minima, related rates, rectilinear motion, the definite integral, area and volume.

MA 260:     Pre-Calculus and Elements of Calculus for Business

4 class hours 1 recitation hour 4 credits
Prerequisite: MA-119 and MA-121 with a grade of C or better in both courses, or MA-114 with a grade of C or better, or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test, Level II
Mathematical foundations necessary for the application of Basic Technical Calculus to the solution of business problems.Topics include: Economic Functions, Matrix Operations and Applications, Limits and Continuity, Derivatives, Chain Rule, Implicit Differentiation, Marginal Functions, Newton’s Method , Related Rates, Elements of Geometry, Regression.

MA 301:     Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3 class hours 3 credits Prerequisite: MA-010 or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test
Designed to provide students with an understanding of how mathematics relates to the humanities, social and natural sciences. Students will obtain experience in solving realistic questions and applications using discrete mathematics, modeling, statistics and probability.

MA 303:     Number Systems

3 class hours 1 recitation hour 3 credits
Prerequisite: MA-119 with a grade of C or better, or permission of the Department
This course is designed to instruct students in areas of mathematics that are related to the elementary school curriculum, to enhance understanding of fundamental concepts, and to use current computer technologies with the concepts developed in the course as tools for solving problems. Topics covered will be chosen from numeration systems, number theory, mathematical systems, statistics and geometry. Recommended for future teachers.

MA 321:     Mathematics in Contemporary Society

3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: MA-010 or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test
Designed to provide students with mathematical ideas and methods found in the social sciences, the arts, and in business. Topics will include fundamentals of statistics, scatterplots, graphics in the media, problem solving strategies, dimensional analysis, mathematics in music and art, and mathematical modeling. EXCEL will be used to explore real world applications.

MA 336:     Statistics

3 class hours 1 laboratory hour 3 credits
Prerequisite: MA-119 with a C or better or MA-114 with a C or better, or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test, Level II.
Introduction to statistics and the use of a professional statistical software package. Descriptive statistics, probability, binomial and normal distributions, sampling, confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses.

MA 440:     Pre-Calculus Mathematics

3 class hours 2 recitation hours 4 credits
Prerequisite: MA-119 and MA-121 with a C or better in both courses or MA-114 with a grade of C or better, or satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test, Level II.
Mathematical foundations necessary for the study of the calculus. An introduction to analytic geometry, and the elementary functions of analysis, including algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions. The use of the graphing calculator will be included.

MA 441:     Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

4 class hours 1 recitation hour 4 credits
Prerequisite: MA-440 (with a grade of C or better).
Functions and graphs; derivative of algebraic and trigonometric functions with applications; indefinite and definite integrals with applications; the fundamental theorem of integral calculus; conic sections. Students will develop problem solving skills and construct mathematical models in the computer laboratory using software such as MAPLE, DERIVE, CONVERGE, and MATHCAD.

MA 442:     Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

4 class hours 1 recitation hour 4 credits
Prerequisite: MA-441 (with a grade of C or better).
Coordinated continuation of MA-441 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I); transcendental functions; integration by various techniques; parametric equations; infinite series. Students will develop problem solving skills and construct mathematical models in the computer laboratory using software such as MAPLE, DERIVE, CONVERGE, and MATHCAD.

 

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