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MATH-127: Precalculus II

General Information

  • Name: Precalculus II
  • Discipline: Mathematics
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: MATH 126 or three units of high school mathematics at the level of algebra and above, or consent of instructor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Studies trigonometric functions, identities and equations; complex numbers; vectors; polar coordinates and graphs.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:

  • solve right triangles and applications using trigonometric functions (GE3&6)
  • graph trigonometric functions. (GE3)
  • solve trigonometric identities and equations. (GE3)
  • use the Laws of Sines and Cosines to solve triangles with applications. (GE3&6)
  • compute vector sums and differences with applications. (GE3&6)
  • use DeMoivre’s theorem to find powers and roots of complex numbers (GE3)
  • graph polar equations (GE3)

III. Topics

Trigonometric functions and graphs, right triangle applications, trigonometric identities and equations, laws of sines and cosines, vectors, complex numbers, polar graphs.

Scheduled MATH-127 classes:

Fall 2016