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MAT 191 - Mathematics for the Industries


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: MAT 080  (minimum grade "C") or successful placement.
 
Description
A course designed for students in various technology programs with basic preparation in mathematics. Included are such topics as elementary computations with rational numbers, exponents, radicals, metric conversion, ratios and scientific notation, graphing linear equations, using elementary algebra to solve simple and literal equations with applications, and solving various technical problems in geometry and trigonometry using specific mathematical methods. This course is not intended for any transfer degree program.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. To solve various technical problems using specific mathematical skills.

 Listed Topics

  1. Review of arithmetic fundamentals
  2. Review of methods to find perimeters, areas and volumes of geometric figures
  3. English and metric measurements
  4. Applications of measurements
  5. Graphing in the plane
  6. Rational numbers, exponents and radicals
  7. Introduction to algebra
  8. Elementary equations and formulas
  9. Ratios and proportions
  10. Elementary geometry and trigonometric problems
  11. Trigonometric Functions
Reference Materials
Each student is advised to have the calculator and must have the textbook adopted by the Mathematics Department of the specific campus. Students may purchase a student solutions manual if available.
Approved By: Flores, Roy Date Approved: 10/14/2002


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