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MATH 1001: Pre-Calculus Mathematics

This course provides the mathematical foundation for an introductory calculus course. In addition to a brief review of basic algebra, students are instructed in equations and inequalities; functions, models, and graphs; polynomial and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions; and trigonometric identities and equations.

Learning outcomes

  • Solve elementary algebra and geometry problems.
  • Solve elementary linear inequalities problems.
  • Define functions and draw their graphs
  • Solve elementary inverse function problems.
  • Solve polynomial, and rational functions
  • Solve exponential and logarithmic problems
  • Graph sinusoidal functions.
  • Solve problems involving trigonometric identities and trigonometric equations.
  • Formulate mathematical models using the various functions described in the course.

Course topics

  • Topics from Algebra
  • Functions and Graphs
  • Polynomial and Rational Functions
  • Inverse, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • The Trigonometric Functions
  • Analytic Trigonometry

Required text and materials

Students will need to source the following required textbook on their own:

  1. Swokowski, E. W., & Cole, J. A. (2012). Precalculus: Functions and graphs (12th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.
    Type: E-Textbook: ISBN: 9781133172512 at https://tru-store.vitalsource.com/products/precalculus-functions-and-graphs-earl-swokowski-jeffery-cole-v9781133172512

Additional requirements

Good-quality (non-programmable) scientific calculator is required.

Optional materials

Students may wish to source the following text on their own:

  1. Swokowski, E. W., & Cole, J. A. (2012). Student Solutions Manual: Precalculus: Functions and graphs (12th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.
    Type: Textbook: ISBN: 9781111573508

Assessments

Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact exams@tru.ca with any questions about this.

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.

Note: The final exam for this course is only available as a paper exam and must be taken in person at an approved Testing Centre. Please email exams@tru.ca with any questions.

Assignment 1 6%
Assignment 2 7%
Assignment 3 6%
Assignment 4 8%
Assignment 5 6%
Assignment 6 7%
Final Exam (mandatory) 60%
Total 100%

Open Learning Faculty Member Information

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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