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# MATH 140: Precalculus: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry (3 credits)

## Course Description

Study of the elements of trigonometry and analytic geometry including trigonometric functions and their inverses, relations, graphs, and applications; conic sections; vector applications; cartesian and polar coordinate systems; parametric equations and applications; and related topics. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in MATH 135 or equivalent, satisfactory math placement test score, or consent of instructor.

## Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

• Utilize precise mathematical language and symbols to effectively communicate mathematics in written and/or oral form and in the presentation of evidence.
• Traverse the bridge from theory to practice by applying concepts and properties of trigonometry, vectors, and complex numbers to solve problems.
• Analyze and graph trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, conics, polar equations, and parametric equations.
• Apply formal rules or algorithms by demonstrating proficiency in performing operations with trigonometric expressions and equations.
• Use appropriate symbolic techniques to analyze and solve application problems requiring the use of trigonometry and analytical geometry and in the critical evaluation of evidence.
• Understand the concept of proof as a chain of inferences by demonstrating proficiency at proving trigonometric identities and other types of proofs.

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